Theatres at Lewisham Hospital

Lewisham Hospital offers a vast range of planned and emergency surgeries through our Ravensbourne Theatre Suite and Riverside Treatment Centre, including:

  • Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery (adult and paediatric)
  • Endoscopy
  • General Surgery
  • Gynaecology Surgery
  • Obstetrics
  • Orthopaedic Surgery (including emergency paediatric)
  • Pain
  • Urology Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery


Ravensbourne Theatres - 020 3192 6050

The Ravensbourne Theatre Suite located on the third floor of the Ravensbourne Block, accommodates four adult operating theatres and two children's operating theatres.

Elective surgery takes place between 08:00 and 17:00 and emergency or urgent surgery can be performed here 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.


Riverside Treatment Centre - 020 8333 3268

The Riverside Treatment Centre located on the ground floor of the Riverside Building, accommodates four adult operating theatres (two of which are dedicated laminar flow orthopaedic theatres), three endoscopy rooms, a minor procedure treatment room, an admission area with consultation rooms, patient waiting room and a day surgery discharge facility.


Acute/First-stage Recovery Room

The first stage recovery room (located in both theatre suites) is an area where patients are cared for immediately after a general anaesthetic. Pleases note that we do not allow visitor access to this acute clinical care area as patient safety, dignity and privacy are the paramount consideration here.

We have an excellent infection control rating that is audited on a regular basis by the Infection Control Team in conjunction with our surgical staff.