Royal Free Hospital


Royal Free Hospital

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

6th Floor, Main building

Pond Street

Hampstead NW3 2QG

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Key Contacts for Parents

Lead Consultant Dr Marice Theron
Senior/Lead Nurse Madina Ahmed
Matron Kadijatu Sesay
Parent /Family Liaison Contact N/A
Main Hospital and extension 020 7794 0500
Ext 33833
Unit Contact Number 020 7830 2733

Parent support group

Unit Facilities

Unit Services

We are a Level 1 Special Care Baby Unit with a total capacity of 14 cots. Of these we have 2 HDU cots and 12 SC cots. We also have 4 rooms to allow family centred developmental care where parents can stay during the neonatal journey. This allows parents to learn valuable skills and knowledge whilst being supported by trained staff in order to confidently care for their baby.

We have a multi-disciplinary ward round usually between 9am to midday every day. Parents are invited to be present at this time with an opportunity for parents to ask questions. We are dedicated to the implementation of the “Unicef Baby Friendly Initiative” with the aim of promoting and improving rates of breastfeeding.

Unit access and visiting

Parents are encouraged to spend as much time as possible with their baby over each 24-hour period; unfortunately we do not have facilities for siblings to stay.
Grandparents, siblings and other visitors are able to visit daily between 2pm and 7pm.

Faith Leaders & Chaplaincy

The Chaplaincy-Spiritual Care Services offer spiritual and religious care, support for families and listening space in a caring, sensitive and non-judgmental approach. Their contact number is 0207 794 0500, extension 33096.

The hospital has a multi-faith prayer room available.

Hospital’s Main Website

Our Unit Charity

Hospital Information

The hospital restaurant is on the lower ground floor of the main building and is opened from 7am to 7pm everyday and serves hold and cold food.

The Aromata Café is near the restaurant and serves hot and cold beverages, sandwiches, paninis, cakes and pastries. It is opened Monday to Friday from 7am to 5pm.
There is a M&S Simply Food outlet and WHSmith located on the ground floor. They sell a wide selection of sandwiches, snacks, drinks, etc.

There are vending machines in various locations throughout the hospital.

There is an ATM near the M&S outlet on the ground floor.

Travel Information

The nrearest tube station is Belsize Park on the Northern Line and Hampstead Heath on the London Overground Line.