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University Hospital Lewisham

Telephone: 020 8333 3000
Address: Lewisham High Street, London, SE13 6LH
Website: http://www.lewishamandgreenwich.nhs.uk

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 128 ratings for this hospital

Overview

The Birth Centre at University Hospital Lewisham

Situated at the heart of the borough, University Hospital Lewisham is a teaching hospital that obtained University status in 1997 due to the role it plays in undergraduate education and research.

As well as providing the majority of services of a traditional general hospital, it provides specialist services in a number of important areas, including:

  • Children's Day Care Surgery
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Cystic Fibrosis Treatement
  • Ear, Nose & Throat Services
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Midwife-led Birth Centre

It is also one of the few hospitals in London to have a separate children’s A&E Department; a service that is rated as ‘Excellent’ by the Healthcare Commission.

The Hospital has over 2,500 members of staff, and serves a diverse population of around 265,000. It has been named as one of the CHKS top 40 hospitals for the third year running, and is a 'showcase' hospital with one of the lowest rates of infection in the UK.

Visit the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust website to find out more >>

Contact details, map and directions

University Hospital Lewisham

Tel: 020 8333 3000   Fax: 020 8333 3333

Address: Lewisham High Street, London, SE13 6LH

Website: http://www.lewishamandgreenwich.nhs.uk

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Quality of service at University Hospital Lewisham

This hospital is managed by Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

Care Quality Commission inspection ratings

Requires Improvement
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% of registered nurse day hours filled as planned (Hospital)

96% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

% of Unregistered care staff day hours filled as planned (Hospital)

100% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

% of registered nurse night hours filled as planned (Hospital)

98% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

% of Unregistered care staff night hours filled as planned (Hospital)

98% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

Friends and Family Test: Inpatient

95%Patients recommend this hospital. 802 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

96%Patients recommend this hospital. 1306 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

68%staff recommend this hospital for care. 536 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

62%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 536 responses

Friends and Family Test Score: Community

96%Patients recommend this hospital. 47 responses.

Some services at this hospital are provided by other trusts. See the full list of departments for more information.

Latest reviews of this hospital

the best hospital experience of my life

I visited Lewisham Hospital A&E department in July 2015 after accidentally stabbing myself in the hand. Based on prior visits to othe...

27 July 2015

A homely hospital!

I have been in patient in Chestnut Ward, Juniper Ward x 2, Sapphire Ward, Larch Ward and Maple Ward and can say satisfied with all experi...

20 July 2015

Radiology and suite 3 departments are horrendous.

I have been messed around and lied too by this hospital. The staff are rude and uncaring. The different doctors have given me 3 different...

13 July 2015

No continuity of care, mixed and confusing diagnoses.

I asked to be referred here as my GP has no expertise is thyroid medicine, however I really wish I hadn’t bothered. I have been seen thre...

8 July 2015

When things go wrong, they have people who really do fix it

I had awful probs getting something sorted. Got totally bounced from pillar to post with each person saying something different. Bless th...

19 June 2015

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Last updated on 24 February 2014.

Information supplied by Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust