St Helier Hospital

St Helier Hospital and Queen Mary's Hospital for Children

St Helier Hospital is the largest hospital in our trust and shares the site with our dedicated children's hospital, Queen Mary's Hospital for Children.

St Helier is home to a busy 24-hour A&E department, a maternity unit which includes our home-from-home birth centre, a highly regarded endoscopy unit (where patients' digestive and respiratory systems are examined using fibre optic cameras), and a comprehensive range of diagnostic facilities, including MRI and CT scanning, ultrasound and vascular diagnostic services.

All emergency surgery in the trust is performed at St Helier.

The award winning South West Thames Renal and Transplantation Centre is also on site and supports eight renal satellite units across the region.

Getting to St Helier Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital for Children

Address

St Helier Hospital and Queen Mary's Hospital for Children, Wrythe Lane, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 1AA

Travelling by bus

A number of bus routes serve St Helier Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital for Children:

  • 151: Wallington - Sutton - Worcester Park (every 10 minutes peak) 
  • 157: Morden - Croydon - Crystal Palace (every 12 minutes peak)
  • S1: Mitcham - Sutton - Banstead via Wrythe Lane (every 20 minutes peak)
  • S4: Roundshaw - Wallington - Sutton - St Helier (every 30 minutes peak) 
  • 154: Morden - Sutton - West Croydon (every 12 minutes peak)  
  • 164: Sutton - Morden – Wimbledon (every 10 minutes peak)
  • 280: Belmont - Mitcham – Wimbledon (every 10 minutes peak)

Bus numbers 151, 157, S1 and S4 stop directly outside the hospital. All other buses stop at the Rosehill roundabout, a ten minute walk from the hospital.

To travel by bus from Epsom Hospital to St Helier Hospital, you can take the 293 from Epsom Hospital to Morden. From Morden, you can take the 157 to St Helier Hospital. From Morden you can take the 293 to Epsom Hospital. Alternatively, you can take 470 from Epsom town centre to Sutton station and then take the 80 or 280 to Rosehill roundabout. 

Travelling by tube

The nearest underground station is Morden station on the Northern line (fare zone 4).

The 157 bus route connects St Helier Hospital with Morden station and has a daytime frequency of one bus every 12 minutes. The journey itself takes 10-12 minutes.

There is a black cab rank outside the tube station, and the taxi journey takes about five minutes.

Travelling by rail

Sutton station provides the easiest access, with frequent buses to the hospital. It has direct rail services running to and from Epsom, Croydon, London Bridge, London Victoria, Clapham Junction and Wimbledon.

There is also a black cab rank outside Sutton station and the taxi journey takes about 5 minutes.

By bus, it takes approximately 10-15 minutes to the hospital/Rose Hill roundabout:

  • Buses S1 and 151 depart from outside Sutton Library and stop outside the hospital
  • Buses 280 and 164 depart from outside the post office in Sutton and go to the Rose Hill roundabout.

Both St Helier and Carshalton stations are a 25 minute walk from the hospital with less frequent bus connections than Sutton. Both of these railway lines service Sutton railway station.

Travelling by car

From Sutton town centre, follow St Nicholas Way (the BB230) down past the UCI cinema to the bottom of the High Street. Continue on the same road down through Angel Hill to the Rosehill roundabout.  At the roundabout, take the exit onto Wrythe Lane. The hospital is on your right hand side.

From Morden town centre, follow the A297 towards Rosehill.  At the Rosehill roundabout, take the exit onto Wrythe Lane. The hospital is on your right hand side.

Car parking

Infomation about parking at our hospitals, including charges and concessions.

Motorbike parking

There is a dedicated parking area for motorbikes in the visitors’ car park, near the entrance to Ferguson House. 

There is no charge for motorbike parking and the area has locking posts.

Cycling

There is a covered bicycle shelter with locking hoops outside the main entrance on Wrythe Lane.

Cycle routes to St Helier Hospital and Queen Mary's Hospital for Children are contained in Transport for London's Cycle Guides No. 10 and 12 (opens in a new window)

There are bicycle parking areas on site, opposite D Block.

Plan your journey

Find your quickest route with the TFL journey planner (opens in a new window) or Citymapper (opens in a new window).

Rail users can get more information on the National Rail website (opens in a new window).

Plan your journey using Google maps (opens in a new window).

 

Finding your way around

You can view, print and download a map of St Helier Hospital and Queen Mary's Hospital for Children below to help find your way around. You will also find maps and directions to the different departments inside the hospitals. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please ask a member of staff.

St Helier Hospital and Queen Mary's Hospital for Children site map [pdf] 2MB

Useful services and facilities

Food and drink

Restaurant

The Ingredients restaurant is on the ground floor between B and C block, and serves a wide range of sandwiches, salads, hot meals, snacks and drinks. Opening hours: 7am - 7pm Monday – Friday, 7am - 2pm Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

Subway

The Subway food counter is located in the restaurant. Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am - 6pm and Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 6pm.

Costa coffee shop

The Costa coffee shop, next to the restaurant, serves drinks, cakes and sandwiches. Opening hours: 8am - 8pm Monday – Friday and 12pm - 8pm Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

Costa coffee cart

We also have a Costa coffee cart in the women's health outpatients department. Opening hours: 9am - 3pm Monday to Friday.

Tea bar

The League of Friends tea bar, located in Ferguson House, serves drinks, snacks and sandwiches. Opening hours: 9am - 3pm Monday - Friday.

Shop

The League of Friends shop is on the ground floor between B and C block. It sells toiletries, cards, magazines and newspapers, chilled food and drinks, and confectionery. Opening hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 7pm, Saturday, 10.30am - 6pm and Sunday, 3pm - 6pm.

Please note that the hospital shops and the tea bar at St Helier Hospital do not accept debit or credit cards, only cash. However, Ingredients restaurant and Costa coffee shop accept credit and debit card payments.

Patient information centre

The centre can be found on the ground floor, between A and B block. It provides an information support service to patients and visitors to the hospital. 

Pharmacy

There is a pharmacy on the first floor in block A of the main hospital. Opening hours: 9am - 5.30pm Monday – Friday and 9am - 12.30pm Saturday. Closed on Sundays.

Cash machine

There is a cash machine outside Ingredients restaurant. A charge is made by the operators for using their cash dispenser.

Hairdressing

The hospital hairdresser comes to the wards on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please ask your nurse or the ward clerk for prices and appointments.

Bedside TV, phone and internet service

As an inpatient, you have access to a personal TV, phone and internet terminal for your individual use at most beds. This service is provided by Hospedia. Read more about our bedside TV, phone and internet service.

Hospital radio

St Helier Hospital has its own radio station: Radio St Helier. You can listen to the station through headphones available on each ward. On hospital radio, our patients request the songs. If you would like to make a request, please speak to one of our programme presenters who regularly visit the wards. Alternatively, you can call the station through the bedside terminals, complete a paper request slip or request a song via email.

WiFi internet access

We provide WiFi internet access in collaboration with WiFiSPARK on a pay-as-you-go basis. Connecting your own laptop or smartphone wirelessly, you can:

  • Browse the internet
  • Send and receive emails.

Prices start at £3.20 for three hours, a day's access costs £6, a week £12 and a full month £15.20 - a receipt will be emailed to the user's email address.

Using the system is very easy and fully supported by WiFiSPARK. If you require any assistance, please call their helpdesk on 0844 848 9555.

As a new user, you will need to select the 'buy time' option. After choosing the time required, a memorable username and a password, you’ll be redirected to WiFiSPARK's secure gateway where you can use a credit or debit card to purchase time.

Existing users can simply login with their username and password to access the internet and use email.

Other services

We also have help and support services, including our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) and chaplaincy and pastoral care services.

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