Critical care areas

Monitoring and treating patients with life-threatening conditions

Our critical care units

Our critical care (intensive care) units specialise in looking after patients who need a higher level of care than their ward can provide, or who have just come out of major surgery. See the visiting our critical care units page.

UnitLocationTelephone number
Guy's critical care unit (GCCU)

Guy's Hospital
1st floor, Tower Wing
Great Maze Pond
London SE1 9RT

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Directions: from the main entrance, turn left and take the Tower Wing lift or stairs to the 1st floor. The unit is immediately opposite the lifts and stairwell.

020 7188 5967
St Thomas' - East Wing One (beds 1 - 15)

St Thomas' Hospital
1st floor, East Wing
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH

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Directions: from the main entrance, turn left at reception and follow signs to the East Wing. Take the lift or stairs to the 1st floor.

020 7188 3366/2280/3368
St Thomas' - East Wing Two (beds 16 - 30)

St Thomas' Hospital
2nd floor, East Wing
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH

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Directions: rom the main entrance, turn left at reception and follow signs to the East Wing. Take the lift or stairs to the 2nd floor.

020 7188 2270/2280/2281

High dependency units at St Thomas'

High dependency units (HDUs) are based on wards, but although they share the same telephone number they are managed separately from the wards. 

Below is a list of the HDUs at St Thomas'. The links will take you to the relevant ward areas where each HDU is located. All of these areas have restricted visiting hours to make sure that patients can rest and recover from their illness.

Overnight intensive recovery unit

This is for patients who need extra care or monitoring after their operation. See what you can expect from the unit at St Thomas' Hospital.

Post-critical care follow-up clinic

All intensive care patients who are at risk of Post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) will be invited to attend an appointment around 2-3 months after discharge from hospital. 

  • Post-critical care follow-up clinic
    Lane Fox Unit, Ground floor, South Wing
    St Thomas' Hospital
    Westminster Bridge Road
    London SE1 7EH

    Tel: 020 7188 8070

  • South Wing

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