Inpatient services for children at University Hospital Lewisham

The Children’s Inpatient Ward at University Hospital Lewisham - known as Orchard Ward - consists of 16 beds/cots and provides a wide range of medical services for children and young people.



1st Floor
Green Zone
University Hospital Lewisham

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You can call the ward directly on 020 8333 3141 or 020 8333 3015.

About the ward

  • A 16 bedded ward providing care for children and young people  with a variety of medical conditions, such as asthma, bronchiolitis, diabetes, sickle cell, epilepsy, and varying surgical, ENT and orthopaedic conditions.
  • We support children and young people who present with mental health needs.
  • Orchard Ward has five side rooms, two with en-suite facilities and four communal bays. There is also access to a parent’s room and a quiet room for resident parents.
  • The team includes Paediatric Consultants; each with their specialist interests and expertise - from child protection and neonatology, to haemoglobinopathies and respiratory medicine. In addition, we have registrars, SHO’s, a Matron, clinical nurse specialists, a ward Sister, a Practice Development Nurse, senior staff nurses, staff nurses and a Play Specialist.

How can you get a referral?

Children are admitted directly from the Children’s Emergency Department (A&E),  the Paediatric Short Stay Unit (PSSU), Children’s Daycare and other hospitals.