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 an oncology ward comprising of four bays and four side rooms. The ward looks after a mixture of medical and surgical cancer and haematology patients. We admit patients both electively for minor surgical procedures and take unplanned admissions from the emergency department (A&E), clinics and the acute cancer service.
Information for visitors
- 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 generally start at 8am. 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: 6pm
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: