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 137 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.

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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)

95% 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)

101% 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 score: A&E

95%Patients recommend this hospital. 833 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

75%staff recommend this hospital for care. 509 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

66%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 509 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

Very unhappy.

I had to visit this dept because of a foot injury. I struggled to get there in great pain. I was horrified to find I had to wait in line ...

2 September 2015

A and E dept.

An excellent A &E dept. efficient, charming and empathetic staff. The wait was not as long as expected. What chance of more comfort...

2 September 2015

A&E Visit - 26th August 2015

Following an accident at work I needed to visit the A&E department at approx 10am - my first visit to any A&E. Issues: I don...

31 August 2015

Gynaecology service shambolic, understaffed and uncaring

Have been treated for pelvic prolapse over last 4 years and, with the exception of the excellent women's health physio, the service has b...

20 August 2015

Brilliant service

I went to Lewisham A&E and was impressed by the service, kindness, good humour and how thorough everyone was. I was seen by a number ...

19 August 2015

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Last updated on 24 February 2014.

Information supplied by Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust