An Overview of the Ladywell Unit


University Hospital Lewisham (formerly known as Lewisham Hospital) is a teaching hospital run by Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust and serving the London Borough of Lewisham. It is now affiliated with King’s College London and forms part of the King’s Health Partners academic health science centre. It is situated on Lewisham High Street between Lewisham and Catford.

Facilities at University Hospital Lewisham

The hospital offers a wide range of services including adult and children’s Emergency departments and specialist services including neonatology, paediatric surgery, cystic fibrosis treatment, haemophilia treatment and Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) services. The hospital provides teaching and training for medical staff and gained university status in 1997.

The Ladywell Unit is an inpatient unit of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust but physically located at University Hospital Lewisham and managed by Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.

Overview of the Ladywell Unit


  • Adult mental illness.
  • Community mental health services.
  • Inpatient mental health services.
  • Old age psychiatry.
  • Older people’s services.
  • Perinatal community mental health service.
  • Psychiatric intensive care unit.

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