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Hedley Atkins ward

Caring for people with cancer


Phone: 020 7188 7869

How to find us

Guy's Hospital
8th floor, Borough Wing
Great Maze Pond
London SE1 9RT 

Map to Hedley Atkins ward (PDF 44KB)


Turn right at Guy's Hospital main reception into Borough Wing. Take the lift to the 8th floor and follow signs to Hedley Atkins ward.

Visitor information

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic visitors will be given a 1 hour timeslot for visiting. A timeslot will be given to you when you arrive. Only 2 visitors are allowed in each time unless approved by the ward matron.

Speak to the nurse-in-charge for up-to-date information on visiting.

Our visiting patients page has further information about visiting patients.

Please avoid bringing flowers to the ward.

Your stay on Hedley Atkins ward

We are a cancer ward. There are 24 bed

Our welcome pack

To help make your stay as comfortable as possible, we can give you toiletries if you need them.

We’ll give you a welcome booklet telling you:

  • what to expect during your stay
  • what will happen on the day you are ready to leave hospital

Ward rounds

When you come into hospital, you will be under the care of a consultant and a team of doctors. Your team will see you every morning during their ward rounds, which usually start at 9.30am. The meeting your ward team page has more information about the general ward routine.

There will be a new team of nurses at the start of every nursing shift. If you have any questions or problems, please talk to your nurse.

All staff caring for you will introduce themselves and wear an ID badge.


Meals will be brought to your bedside. Mealtimes are:

  • breakfast, 8am
  • lunch, midday to 1pm
  • dinner, 5pm to 6pm

You can choose your lunch and dinner each day. Your options include:

  • hot
  • cold
  • vegetarian
  • soft diet

If you have any other dietary needs, please tell ward staff as early as possible during your stay. 

We have a protected mealtime policy between:

  • midday and 1pm

This is so you can eat your meals without interruption. Visitors can stay with you if you need their help to eat or drink.

Hot drinks are available at all times. They are free for patients. We ask visitors to make a small donation.

We also provide mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks. Our meals page has more information.

Using your mobile phone

You can use your mobile phone on the ward. Please respect other patients while using it, especially when they are asleep. Please make sure that it is kept on silent at all times.

Facilities on the ward

There is a television, radio and phone service at your hospital bed.

Tell us what you think

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

Cancer services

For more information about our cancer services, visit our Guy's cancer pages.

Access guide

Accessibility information about the Hedley Atkins ward

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