Bethlem Royal Hospital

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

3 out of 5 stars

Based on 5 ratings for this hospital


  • 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.

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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.

Quality of service at Bethlem Royal Hospital

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

60%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 842 responses. 4646 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test score: Mental Health

88%Patients recommend this hospital. 1454 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

68%staff recommend this hospital for care. 842 responses. 4646 staff work at this trust.

Latest reviews of this hospital

Wonderful nurses and dietitian in Tyson West 2 EDU

I was an inpatient on the eating disorders unit in Tyson West 2 and after hearing (and reading!) pretty poor reviews I very reluctant to ...

29 September 2018


I am a carer of someone who attended the Touchstone course and would very much like to commend everyone involved for the care that went i...

22 March 2018

Gresham 1

Wanted to thank all the staff on Gresham 1 for all their help and support, I was discharged from their yesterday afternoon and feel like ...

9 December 2017

Thank you. for hope and help.

I wanted to write this letter to thank everyone at the hospital. Many of us suffer when our dearest,closest family member or friend have ...

20 June 2017

Eating disorder unit Tyson wing

Wrote review earlier today . Review was published but when I saw the star ratings it shocked me as I gave 1 star to every category. But f...

5 June 2017

Last updated on 06 March 2015.

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