Gastro-intestinal (GI) Unit - Northumberland and Page Wards

Information for patients staying on the ward and their visitors

Location

  • St Thomas' Hospital
    11th floor, North Wing
    Westminster Bridge Road
    London SE1 7EH

    Tel: 020 7188 4070

    Matrons: Roni Cummings
    Sister/charge nurse: Kelsie Gurney and Jon Kinton (acting)

  • North Wing 

    Download the GI Unit map (PDF 42Kb)

Directions: From the main North Wing entrance, turn right at main reception and then left towards North Wing. Take the lift to the 11th floor and follow signs to Northumberland or Page Ward. 


Northumberland Ward and Page Ward (for female patients) specialise in looking after gastro-intestinal (GI) surgery patients. These two wards make up the GI unit. There is a high dependency unit on Page Ward.

General information

  • Number of beds: 40
  • Staff: 66 nurses, doctors, housekeeping team, food service team and ward clerk.

Information for visitors

  • Visiting hours are 2pm-8pm, with no more than two visitors per patient at one time.
  • To reduce the risk of infection, please do not sit on the beds.
  • Cut flowers are not allowed on the ward.  
  • You can use your mobile phone on the ward, but please respect other patients while using it, especially when they may be asleep. 

Your care on the GI unit

Our welcome pack

We provide more information about your stay in our welcome pack. This contains a welcome booklet, which explains what to expect during your stay and what will happen on the day you are ready to leave hospital.

It also includes things to help make your stay as comfortable as possible, such as ear plugs, an eye mask, hand wipes, toothpaste, a toothbrush and non-slip socks.

Ward rounds

You will be seen every morning during the ward rounds. The doctors will also do a brief ward round in the early afternoon to review any on-going issues. You will be given a named nurse at the start of every shift, which run from 7.30am-8pm and 7.30pm-8am.

The meeting your ward team page gives more information about the general ward routine.

Mealtimes

  • Breakfast - 8am
  • Lunch - 12 noon
  • Dinner - 5.30pm

We have a 'protected mealtime' policy between 12 noon-2pm so you can eat without being interrupted.

Hot drinks are always available from the tea trolley, outside the kitchen. This is free for patients, but we ask visitors to make a small donation. Our catering assistant will also do a tea round in the morning and in the afternoon. 

See our meals page for more information.

Facilities on the ward

There is a day room for you and your visitors to use. Please respect the area and keep it clean.

The Hospedia service by your bed offers a radio that you can use for free and a television, which you have to pay for. It also offers a telephone. 

Tell us what you think

We hope your stay is as pleasant as possible. If you or any of your visitors have a question or compliment or concern, please: