Esther Ward

Information for patients staying on the ward and their visitors


  • Guy's Hospital
    2nd floor, Bermondsey Wing
    Great Maze Pond
    London SE1 9RT 

    Tel: 020 7188 6812
    Fax: 020 7188 6813

    Matrons: Claire Bluemel, Catherine Collins and Nicky Clack
    Ward sister: Isabelle Manning

  • Bermondsey Wing

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Directions: from the main entrance, walk straight, past the reception and turn left into Tower Wing. Continue straight until you see signs for Bermondsey Wing on your right. Walk through Atrium 2 and take the stairs or lift to the 2nd floor. Follow the signs to Esther Ward.

Esther Ward is a short stay surgical ward.

General information

  • number of beds: 16
  • staff: 11 nurses, three nursing assistants and one ward clerk.

Information for visitors

  • Visiting hours are 10.30-11.30am and 2-7pm
  • 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. Please make sure that it is kept on silent mode at all times.

Your care on Esther Ward

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

Ward rounds generally start at 9am. Nurses do drug administration rounds at 8am, 12 noon, 6pm and 10pm. Please try not to disturb nurses doing drug rounds – there will be other staff who can help you. If you can't see another member of staff, please press your bedside buzzer for assistance. 

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


  • breakfast: 8am
  • lunch: 12 noon
  • dinner: 5pm.

Hot drinks are available at all times from the tea trolley in the corridor opposite 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 (formerly patientline) 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:


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