We can offer overnight accommodation for the relatives of patients being admitted to hospital or for patients who attend the hospital for regular treatment. We can also provide facilities for patients who have to travel a long way to attend the hospital for complex investigations or treatment, but who do not need to be readmitted to a ward. Please ask the ward staff if this accommodation would be suitable for you, or your relatives, at any stage of your treatment. The accommodation is in Gloucester House on Little Britain, close to the main hospital buildings. You may contact the residence manager on tel 020 7601 7208.
Church and prayer room
The Church of St Bartholomew the Less, which is situated just inside the Henry VIII Gate entrance to the hospital and is open for patients and visitors who wish to pray or seek a quiet place. Services are held there regularly.
There is also a Muslim prayer room in the basement of Gloucester Hall at the hospital.
Chaplains of many faiths are available to speak to all patients, relatives and carers. The chaplaincy team welcomes everyone, whatever your faith or beliefs and whether or not you follow a religion. Information about your religious affiliation will be passed to the chaplaincy. If you do not wish this to happen, please inform a member of staff. If you would like to speak to a chaplain, you can contact them on tel 020 7377 7385 or ask a member of staff to phone them on your behalf. In an emergency, chaplains are available 24 hours a day via the Trust’s switchboard on tel 020 7377 7000.
The chaplains have links with many faith communities and will always try to get an appropriate representative when asked to do so. The service is confidential and respectful.
Citizens Advice Bureau /Macmillan Welfare Rights Service for patients at Barts
The City of London Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) has launched a new CAB/Macmillan Welfare Rights Service for inpatients and outpatients being treated for cancer at Barts Hospital. The new service has been set up to provide these patients with free, impartial, independent and confidential advice and assistance on their benefit options and entitlements. The service aims to give people with cancer access to welfare rights advice as soon as possible after they are diagnosed with the illness, before any financial difficulties can set in.
To access the service either speak to a member of staff or contact the Welfare Rights Helpline on tel 020 7332 0123.
There are payphones on the ground floor of the Outpatients Wing.
There is a shop on the ground floor of the King George V Building, which sells toiletries, confectionary, newspapers and magazines. It is usually open Monday to Friday (9am–4.30pm); and Saturday (11am–4pm). There is also a shop selling gifts and hospital souvenirs on the ground floor of the Outpatients Wing near the hospital’s main entrance on Giltspur Street. It is open Monday to Thursday (12 noon–3pm).
There is a reception desk inside the hospital main entrance on Giltspur Street. It is open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.
There's a cash point just inside the hospital's main entrance area on Giltspur Street.
There is a post box at the Henry VIII Gate entrance.
Restaurant and coffee shop
Restaurant and coffee shop: You can get a wide range of meals and snacks at the hospital restaurant on the first floor of the catering building, behind East Wing. The restaurant is open 11.45am-2.30pm and 4pm-8pm, Monday to Friday and 7.30am-4pm at weekends. Light refreshments are available from the coffee shop, open 7.30am-4pm, Monday to Friday, on the ground floor of the same building. There are also takeaway coffee shops in the Outpatients Wing and West Wing.
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