Bermondsey Wing, double doors with Olve ward sign above

Olive ward

Caring for people with blood cancer

Bermondsey Wing, double doors with Olve ward sign above

Your stay on Olive ward

We are a haematology and cancer ward. We have 14 beds.

We care for people with different blood disorders, cancer and non-cancerous blood disorders such as sickle cell disease.

During your stay on Olive ward you will receive support and treatment including:

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'll 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. They'll discuss your condition with you and make a plan for your care. The meeting your ward team page has more information about the general ward routine.

You may also see other members of the team including:

  • physiotherapists
  • dietitians
  • occupational therapists
  • speech and language therapists

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, 7:30am
  • lunch, midday
  • dinner, 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 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 6879

Haematology services

For more information about our haematology services, visit our haematology pages.

Blood cancer

For more information about our blood cancer services, visit our blood cancer pages.

Sickle cell and thalassaemia

For more information about our sickle cell and thalassaemia services, visit our sickle cell and thalassaemia pages.

How to find us

Guy's Hospital
3rd floor, Bermondsey Wing
Great Maze Pond
London SE1 9RT


Turn left at Guy's Hospital main reception 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 3rd floor. Follow signs to Olive ward.

Last updated: April 2024

Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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