University Hospital Lewisham


University Hospital Lewisham

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

4th Floor, Green Wing

High Street


London SE13 4LH

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Key Contacts for Parents

Clinical Lead and Head of Nursing Julia Croft
Neonatal governance manager Robin Capistrano
Lead Consultant Dr Igor Fierens
Senior/Lead Nurse N/A
Matron N/A
Parent /Family Liaison Contact Susan Summers, Claire Smith, Sarah O’Mallo
Main Hospital and extension 0203 333 3000  ext 3139
Unit Contact Number 020 8333 3139 / 3140

Parent support group

See Unit notice board for dates

Unit Facilities

3 parent rooms for overnight stays prior to discharge
Parent area with separate kitchen
Cot side expressing and an expressing room

Unit Services

Our Trust has Local Neonatal Units (Level 2’s) at both QEH and UHL which care for babies who are born sick or prematurely from 27 weeks’ gestation with a weight of over 800grams.
The units form part of the South London Operational Delivery Network with clear pathways of care across the sector, working cohesively with the Evelina and King’s College Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Units.
The Senior Matron and PDN are members of the London Neonatal Delivery Network. This enhances collaborative working with other Trusts, NHS England, commissioners and other clinical networks to ensure the best care for young babies.

At the Neonatal Unit, UHL, we have:

  • A dedicated rota for the neonatal medical team (unlike many other Level 2 units) that comprises five Consultant Neonatologists, six registrars and seven Senior House Officers.
  • A specialist Clinical Assistant Practitioner who works alongside the medical and nursing teams to help develop clinical skills and support care.
  • A dedicated Discharge Coordinator Nurse who helps to facilitate the smooth transition from the unit to home, especially for babies that require complex and/or multidisciplinary support.
  • A team of nurses and allied health professionals who deliver dedicated and specialist care to vulnerable babies.


24 hour access to parents
From 14:00- 21:00 hrs for siblings and Grandparents
Flexibility on request

Faith Leaders & Chaplaincy

The Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care team offer spiritual and religious support to patients, relatives and staff whether they are religious or non-religious. They can also provide a supportive, confidential listening ear to those who are non-relgious who need someone to talk to.

The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, across both hospital sites. The chaplains operate an on-call system so ward staff can contact them out of hours via the main switchboard at both hospital sites.

Among the team there are representatives from the following faiths: Hinduism, Christianity (various denominations), Sikhism and Islam. If a patient needs support from a different faith the team have good local links with other world faiths as well as non-religious groups eg Humanists.

The team aims to deliver consistently excellent standards of spiritual care. To achieve this they offer:

  • A number of trained chaplaincy volunteers who support the work
  • Bedside ministry (prayer, Holy Communion, anointing)
  • Emergency baptisms or special naming and blessing services for babies
  • Support to the dying, the deceased and their families
  • Staff support, including training and arranging staff memorials
  • Help with arranging emergency weddings or renewal of marriage vows
  • Resources for patients eg Holy Scriptures, prayer beads, prayer

Our chaplaincy service provides support and guidance for patients, carers and visitors of all faith or none when they are most in need.

To contact the chaplaincy, please call 020 8333 3299. You are also welcome to visit our chapel (on the Ground Floor of the Waterloo Block).

Hospital’s Main Website

Our Unit Charity

Hospital Information

There are a wide range of useful facilities at University Hospital Lewisham, including three places to eat and a two shops.

Places to eat
Ravensbourne Restaurant
1st Floor, Green Zone
Monday to Sunday, 8am – 6pm
Muffin Break
Situated near the main entrance, the café is open 6 days a week from 8am-6pm from Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm on a Saturday.

Opening times Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 7am to 8:30pm
Saturday 8am to 5pm. Sunday 9:00am to 3pm
Services include: magazine, shop saves, E-Top UpNewspapers, magazines, confectionery, cards, books, grocery

Cash Machine
There is a free cash machine just outside the main hospital entrance (next to the revolving door).

Travel Information

Getting to University Hospital Lewisham
There are a number of ways for you to get to University Hospital Lewisham quickly and easily, including by bus, train, car or bike.

By bus
A number of buses stop outside or close to the hospital, including: 47, 54, 75 (24 hour service), 122, 136, 185, 199, 208, 284, 484, P4, N36 and N47.
Plan your journey >>

By train
Ladywell Station is a 5-10 minute walk from the hospital. Lewisham, Catford, and Catford Bridge stations are all approximately 1 mile from the hospital.
Find out train times >>

By car
There is limited parking at the hospital, and you should allow plenty of time to find a parking space. If you have a sat nav, you can enter the postcode SE13 6LH.
Car parking at University Hospital Lewisham >>

By bike
There are a number of covered cycle racks at the hospital. You can find them on this map. You can also view local cycle routes on the Lewisham Council website.
Cycle routes in Lewisham >>

Car Parking
Find out about parking at University Hospital Lewisham.
Parking information >>


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