University Hospital Lewisham

020 8333 3000 Lewisham High Street , London, SE13 6LH

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 113 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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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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Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

59%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 756 responses. 6213 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test Score: Community

99%Patients recommend this hospital. 266 responses.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

97%Patients recommend this hospital. 1320 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: Inpatient

95%Patients recommend this hospital. 709 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

94%Patients recommend this hospital. 332 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

67%staff recommend this hospital for care. 756 responses. 6213 staff work at this trust.

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

Latest reviews of this hospital

Excellent care provided during my gallbladder surgery

I had gallbladder surgery yesterday and wanted to say thank you to all the staff involved in my care. I arrived at 7.30am and was in surg...

12 June 2019

Atticotomy of ear (procedure) Cholesteatoma (disorder)

Overall process leading up to surgery/aftercare was of a very high standard. All the Doctors/Nurses assigned to me were very informative ...

10 June 2019

Cancelled Appointment

My elderly father (who is totally blind) had an Outpatients appointment at 9am on 7th May 2019. My parents (neither of whom drive) had t...

7 May 2019


In Urgent Care dept. no clearly communicated procedure in place. Just left to sit in a stuffy and dirty waiting room. Lots of people sitt...

3 May 2019

The Riverside Treatment Centre incapable to inform relatives

The Riverside Treatment Centre for day surgery is incapable of informing relatives of patient progress and reliable discharge time. My hu...

28 April 2019

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Last updated on 24 February 2014.

Information supplied by Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust