Duke of Gloucester is a ward inside the Stanmore Building with 16 ensuite rooms and four bays, each with four beds. When recovering from surgery or having investigations performed, you will want care, rest and comfort. Whether you are here for a day or a number of weeks, we want you and your family to feel well informed and understand what is happening. We aim to provide a clean and safe environment to maintain your privacy and dignity.

We hope you will not hesitate to ask for as much information and advice as you require about any aspect of your care here on Duke of Gloucester Ward.


Starting on 28 June 2024, RNOH will have flexible visiting times for inpatients. There will be no set visiting hours, so up to two visitors can come whenever it is convenient for the patient.

Visitor guidelines

We’d kindly ask that you:

  • Avoid visiting during meal times, sleep/rest times, treatments, or personal care times.
  • Keep noise levels low and respect the privacy of other patients.
  • Step outside of the bay during your visit, if asked to by staff, to protect the confidentiality and dignity of other patients.

The nurse in charge will make the final decision on visiting times to ensure patient needs and overall wellbeing are balanced.

If more than one person is needed, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

For patients receiving end-of-life care, we will accommodate visitors at any time to meet their needs and preferences.

Please report to the Ward Clerk on Reception prior to entering the ward.  If the Reception desk is unattended, contact the ward on 020 8909 5485.

Thank you.


  • Breakfast approximately from 07.30
  • Lunch approximately from 12.15
  • Supper approximately from 17.15

Beverages are served at interval throughout the day


Phone calls and internet access can be made via the bedside entertainment system. Patients are allowed to use their mobiles, and some patients bring in laptops / DVD players which they watch while using headphones. You can connect to the WiFi service for patients

Shower rooms

Each single room has an ensuite bathroom with toilet. The four bedded bays have their own bathroom and toilet.


Will be delivered to your bedside should any arrive for you.

Nurse’s handover

This takes place at 07.30 - 08.00 each morning and 19.30 – 20.00 each evening at the patient’s bedside and the patient can be involved in this discussion.

Doctor's ward round

Large round on Friday morning. Other teams at other times during the week.

Smoking is strictly prohibited in all areas.