Bethlem Royal Hospital

020 3228 6000 Monks Orchard Road, Monks Orchard Road , Beckenham, London, BR3 3BX


  • Safer Staffing



The Bethlem Royal Hospital is a psychiatric hospital in Beckenham, South East London. It is the oldest psychiatric hospital in the world, dating back to 1247. Today it is part of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM). Visit our website for details of our services, staff vacancies, news and information.

The Bethlem Gallery and Museum is situated in the original administration building at the site which has been radically redesigned to contain a permanent exhibition space, a temporary exhibition space for the Bethlem Museum’s collection and a contemporary art exhibition space for artists who have experienced mental health difficulties.

Contact details

Bethlem Royal Hospital

Tel: 020 3228 6000

Address: Monks Orchard Road, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, London, BR3 3BX


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Latest news

Safer Staffing

All hospitals are required to publish information about the number of nurses and support workers per shift, together with the percentage of shifts meeting safe staffing guidelines.

This initiative is part of the NHS response to the Francis report which called for greater openness and transparency in the health service. Information about staffing levels will be published monthly. Full details will also be reported to public meetings of our Board of Directors.

We are also displaying information on boards for patients and visitors in all of our wards that shows the planned and actual staffing available at the start of every shift.

You can find out more information by visiting

Last updated on 12 June 2014.

Last updated on 06 March 2015.

Information supplied by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust