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Richard Bright Ward

Information for patients staying on the ward and their visitors


Directions: from the main entrance, turn right at main reception and enter Borough Wing. Take the lift to the 6th floor and follow signs to Richard Bright Ward. 

Richard Bright Ward specialises in looking after patients who have kidney related conditions including patients having kidney transplants.

General information

Number of beds: 22 (you will be cared for in single sex bays).

There are several specialist kidney consultants who look after you on the ward. When you are admitted one of these consultants will take responsibility for your medical care and coordinate the healthcare team looking after you. A member of your team will see you every day while you are in hospital except at the weekend where one of the other kidney doctors may be responsible for you.

Information for visitors

In response to coronavirus, we are currently restricting the visiting times and the number of visitors per patient. Please visit the visiting patients page for more information.

To reduce the risk of infection on the ward:

  • please do not sit on the beds
  • please do not bring young children on to the ward
  • please use the hand gel provided at the main doors.

You can use your mobile phone on the ward, but please remember that other patients may be resting or asleep. Please make sure that it is kept on silent mode at all times.

Your care on Richard Bright 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. Use the space in your welcome pack to write any questions you may have. At the weekend you may be cared for by another kidney doctor in the team.

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


  • breakfast: 8am
  • lunch: 12pm
  • dinner: 6pm.

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

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. 

There is a shop on the ground floor selling newspapers, magazines and toiletries.

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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