Inpatient

Parents of children, and adult patients, are advised to contact their GP in the first instance when they are unwell. If they need immediate medical attention they should visit the hospital Accident & Emergency department. In an emergency they may need to call for an ambulance, Tel: 999.

Paediatric Ward

For all out-patient day care treatments, for example, blood transfusions children are seen at the Rainbow Children’s Centre, ground floor. When they are unwell they are admitted to the Rainbow ward, also on the ground floor. Rainbow Children’s Centre, Tel: 020 8453 2039

Adult Day Care Unit

During an acute (uncomplicated) sickle cell related illness a selected group of adults can self-refer to the adult day-care unit, which is based in the Haematology department, 2nd floor, between 9am and 4pm, where they receive medical and nursing care. Day Care Unit, Tel: 020 8453 2562. After 4pm their condition will be reviewed and they may be well enough to go home; if not arrangements will be made to admit them to the general medical ward for on-going care.

Patients with thalassaemia also receive care on the unit, for example, blood transfusion and other therapies. When they are unwell they are admitted to the general medical ward.

Adult Admission Ward

During an acute (uncomplicated) sickle cell related illness a selected group of adults can self-refer to the adult day-care unit, which is based in the Haematology department, 2nd floor, BCAD, between 9am and 4pm, where they can receive medical and nursing care. Day Care Unit, Tel: 020 8453 2562. After 4pm their condition will be reviewed and they may be well enough to go home; if not, arrangements will be made to admit them to the medical ward for on-going care.

Adults are admitted to one of four general wards:

Name of Ward Telephone No. Visiting Times
Roundwood 2 020 8453 2002 2pm - 4pm and 6pm - 8pm
Roundwood 3 020 8453 2505 2pm - 4pm and 6.30pm - 8pm
Roundwood 4 020 8453 2034 2pm – 4pm and 6.30pm – 8pm
Roundwood 1 020 8453 2044/2023 2pm - 4pm and 6pm - 8pm