University Hospital Lewisham

Telephone: 020 8333 3000
Address: Lewisham High Street, London, SE13 6LH

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 65 ratings for this hospital


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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University Hospital Lewisham

Tel: 020 8333 3000   Fax: 020 8333 3333

Address: Lewisham High Street, London, SE13 6LH


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Latest reviews of this hospital

Podiatry department

I have now had both my feet operated on to correte bunions and straighten toes, both done very successfully. All staff gave me excellent ...

23 April 2014

Just visiting but noticed extra mile

I am most impressed with this hospital and would be pleased to have treatment here myself. The cleanliness and nursing are second to none...

22 April 2014

Very helpful and professional

I have had a very good experience at Lewisham hospital and in the physiotherapy department. The treatment was very good and I would recom...

22 April 2014


I would like to suggest that the security guards in A&E receive proper training in how to investigate incidents and then deal with th...

18 April 2014

Pregnancy Scare

I have recently used Lewisham hospital due to a problem that I was having with my partner's pregnancy. She was having stomach cramps and ...

11 April 2014

Quality of service at University Hospital Lewisham

This hospital is managed by Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

Friends and Family Test score: Inpatient

60 from 551 responses
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Friends and Family Test score: A&E

75 from 1161 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Care Quality Commission national standards

Some standards not met
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Number of MRSA cases in last 3 months

0 case(s) in the last three months

Patient survey score for cleanliness

As expected with a score of 8.78

C. difficile infections in last 3 months

Average (0.01 cases per bed in the last three months)

NHS Choices users rating

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Last updated on 24 February 2014.

Information supplied by Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust