A corridor with the entrance to Lane Fox Unit

Lane Fox unit

Caring for people with long-term respiratory failure

 A corridor with the entrance to Lane Fox Unit

Your stay on the Lane Fox unit

We are part of the Lane Fox respiratory service. We have 14 beds.

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'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 9am. 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 concerns, please talk to a member of the nursing team.

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

Mealtimes

Meals will be brought to your bedside. Mealtimes are:

  • breakfast, 8am
  • lunch, midday
  • dinner, 5.30pm 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. 

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 3434

Lane Fox services

For more information about our Lane Fox service, visit our Lane Fox service pages.

How to find us

St Thomas' Hospital
Ground floor, South Wing
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH

Directions

From the main North Wing entrance, turn right at main reception, then left into North Wing. Continue straight into the South Wing corridor until you reach staircase C on your left. The Lane Fox Unit is opposite on your right.

Accessibility information for the Lane Fox unit.

Last updated: April 2022

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