Entrance doors to Richard Bright ward

Richard Bright ward

Caring for people with kidney related conditions including transplants

Entrance doors to Richard Bright ward

Your stay on Richard Bright ward

We are a kidney transplant ward. We have 22 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 8am. 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 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, 8.30am
  • 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 12.30pm
  • 6pm and 6.30pm

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.  

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

Contact us

Phone: 020 7188 8817

Kidney services

For more information about our kidney services, visit our kidney service pages.

How to find us

Guy's Hospital
6th floor, Borough Wing
Great Maze Pond
London SE1 9RT

Directions

Turn right at Guy's Hospital main reception into Borough Wing. Take the lift to the 6th floor and follow signs to Richard Bright ward.   

Accessibility information for Richard Bright ward.

Last updated: February 2022

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