Wards at University Hospital Lewisham

There are three surgical wards located in the Riverside Building at University Hospital Lewisham. You can find the location of these wards, and appropriate contact details below.

Cedar Ward

Location: 2nd Floor, Riverside Building
Ward Managers: Michelle Franklin and Deepak Kutowaroo - 020 8333 3600
Ward Clerk: Claire Skates - T: 020 8333 3617, E: claireskates@nhs.net

Larch Ward

Location: 2nd Floor, Riverside Building
Ward Manager: Bethan Jones - 020 8333 3709
Ward Clerk: Nancy O’Brien - T: 020 8333 3667, E: nancy.o'brien@nhs.net

Juniper Ward

Location: 2nd Floor, Riverside Building
Ward Manager: Stephen Cheney - 020 8333 3864
Ward Clerk: Pat Oliver - T: 020 8333 3000 ext 8667, E: patricia.oliver2@nhs.net

Visiting Times

To limit the spread of COVID-19, we can no longer allow visitors to any of our adult inpatient wards. We will ask family members to instead keep in touch via telephone or video calls where possible. Please note this applies to both University Hospital Lewisham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

For patients who are critically ill or nearing the end of their life, one visitor will be permitted with the agreement of the ward manager.

Women in labour in our maternity unit will still be able to bring a birthing partner with them. Children under 16 on our inpatient wards will still be allowed visitors, but these will be limited to one adult visitor at a time.

This has been an incredibly difficult decision to make, but as a Trust we feel these measures are necessary to keep our patients and our staff safe. We are looking at additional ways of ensuring that all our patients can stay in touch with their relatives and carers.

We are advising members of the public if they have a dry cough or a high temperature please not to visit at all. If you are concerned that you have symptoms of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) then you can find out more on the NHS website.

Thank you for your understanding at this time. We will update on any further changes in due course.


Normal arrangements: 3pm-8pm, two visitors per bed.


Ann-Marie Colley
T: 020 8333 0000 ext 8926 or Bleep 2910
E: annmarie.colley@nhs.net