Orange double entrance doors to Becket ward

Becket ward

Caring for people who have had heart surgery

Orange double entrance doors to Becket ward

Your stay on Becket ward

We are a heart surgery ward.

Visitor information

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

Our visiting adult inpatient wards page has further information about visiting patients.

Our welcome pack

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

We will 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 8.30am. The meeting your ward team page gives 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 concerns, please talk to a member of the nursing team.

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
    • dinner, 5.30pm

    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 2pm. 

    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 day room for you and your visitors to use. Please keep it clean.

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

    Contact us

    Phone: 020 7188 8839

    Heart surgery services

    For more information about our heart surgery services, visit our heart surgery service pages.

    How to find us

    St Thomas' Hospital
    5th floor East Wing
    Westminster Bridge Road
    London SE1 7EH


    From the main North Wing entrance, turn left at main reception and follow signs for East Wing. Go past the main pharmacy and emergency department (A&E) until you reach the East Wing lifts. Take the lift to the 5th floor and follow signs for Becket ward.

    Accessibility information for Becket ward.

    Last updated: May 2022

    Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

    Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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