Your Stay

Situated on a quiet street in the heart of London’s famous Harley Street district, King Edward VII’s Hospital provides a private, peaceful and supportive environment delivering the highest standards of medical care.

Experience the difference at King Edward VII's

At King Edward VII’s Hospital, you can expect an exceptional standard of treatment and care. We continuously invest in state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and our staff to ensure we keep our reputation as one of the capital’s best hospitals. Our individually selected consultants, outstanding nurses and dedicated support staff take pride in the Hospital’s heritage and understand the importance of personalised patient care, effective communication and attention to detail. When you stay at King Edward VII’s your health, comfort and safety are in expert hands.

Our relatively small size – only 56 beds and a 4-bed critical care unit – is key to creating our peaceful, private and supportive environment. With a consistently low patient-to-nurse ratio, you will receive dedicated, individual attention and exceptional standards of hygiene.

Whether you are undergoing a day treatment or a more complex procedure, you can rest at ease in a private, air-conditioned room with en-suite facilities.

We welcome all patients over 18 years of age, both self-paying and privately insured.

Our Wards

There are three wards at King Edward VII’s:

  • A 13-bed day care unit – available for patients undergoing a range of day-case procedures.
  • Wards 1 and 2 – 40 beds that are dedicated to patients undergoing intensive treatment and major surgery.

Patients in all wards have their own peaceful and private en-suite room.

 

Recognising Our Staff

When staying at or visiting the hospital you will see staff with different uniforms. The uniforms indicate the staff member’s role within the hospital.

To help you understand what the different uniforms mean, we have created this handy guide:

 

 

Our Rooms

All our rooms have been refurbished to ensure optimal cleanliness, safety and comfort. Rooms are cleaned every day and are clinically deep-cleaned between occupancies by our in-house cleaning team.

Each room has:

  • A walk-in power shower
  • A wall-mounted flat-screen television and radio
  • Wi-Fi internet access
  • A nurse call system
  • Safety non-slip floors
  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Wardrobe and storage space
  • Adjustable lighting
  • An electric bed with adjustable controls

Restaurant Quality Food

Patients at King Edward VII’s can expect a variety of carefully planned, freshly cooked restaurant quality food during their stay. All meals, which you can select from a wide-ranging daily menu, are delivered to your room.

Our Head Chef Mark Heard runs an immaculate kitchen and our catering team maintain optimum standards in all aspects of food preparation. In 2017 and previous years, we were awarded a 5, the highest score for food hygiene, safety and cleanliness in the Food Standards Agency’s Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.

With a flexible approach to dining our team can cater for all dietary requirements including diabetic, gluten free, halal and kosher food. Please let our catering team know your preferences in advance.

Planning Your Discharge Home

When you arrive at Hospital, you will be given an expected discharge date. This will be confirmed when your consultant is completely satisfied with your state of health and feels you are ready to go home.

Discharge Time

Please vacate your room before 10:00 on the day you are leaving so that it can be cleaned and prepared for the next patient. You may incur an additional charge if you are still in your room after 10:00.

Discharge planning

The ward sister, charge nurse and physiotherapist will oversee your discharge, ensuring that it is safe and that you have the follow-up support you need. They will be happy to provide details of rehabilitation centres, equipment or convalescent homes, and can help you make arrangements to receive care or nursing services at home.

Take home medication

If you require any prescribed medicines when leaving, the hospital will arrange these for you prior to discharge home. The cost of take home medication is not usually covered by your health insurance. We will ensure you have enough medication for a few days or a short course of therapy. Please tell us if you have any medicines at home so that we do not arrange an additional supply.

The full process from writing your prescription to the medicines being ready on the ward can take up to three hours. Your nurse  will be able to give you a more accurate time frame near to the time of discharge.