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Jim Birley Unit (Ladywell Unit, Lewisham Hospital)


Phone number:
020 3228 5051 or 020 3228 5236
Hospital site:
Lewisham Hospital
Ladywell Unit
Lewisham Hospital
Lewisham High Street
SE13 6LW
Disabled access:

Yes, the ward has lift access to the 3rd floor.

Directorate or department:
Acute Care
Care pathway:
Service type:
Adult Mental Health Services (Local)
Treatment mode:
This service is for people who live in:
Southwark, Lambeth, Lewisham and Croydon
**Currently closed due to Covid**

The Jim Birley Unit (JBU) is a ward at the Lewisham Hospital. We provide inpatient care and treatment for women, aged 16-65, who have severe mental illness. We provide care for people who live in the London Borough of Southwark.

Our aim is to ensure that women with severe mental illness who need 24 hour hospital care are safe and receive the assessment and treatment they need.
Further Information:

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