Please read the latest coronavirus advice before visiting any of the hospice sites.

Visiting information

We are continuing to put in place extra precautions at both Sydenham and Orpington in order to keep everyone safe during the pandemic.

COVID-19 remains a serious risk to the safety of our patients, staff and volunteers. Before visiting the hospice in Sydenham, you must take a lateral flow test each day that you plan to visit the hospice. More information about this and how you can order lateral flow tests for free can be found on our COVID-19 information page.

We want to reassure you that you or your family member/friend will be given the best quality care. We understand that it’s such a difficult time for many reasons, but St Christopher’s remains a welcoming place to be, and we continue to do all we can to provide a home from home.

St Christopher's Hospice Exterior

St Christopher's Hospice, Sydenham

St Christopher’s Hospice 51-59 Lawrie Park Road, Sydenham London, SE26 6DZ

Tel: 020 8768 4500
Fax: 020 8659 8680

How to find us

You must take a lateral flow test each day that you plan to visit the hospice. More information about this and how you can order lateral flow tests for free can be found on our COVID-19 information page.

St Christopher's inpatient

The wards at St Christopher's

There are three wards at St Christopher’s Sydenham site: City Ward (second floor), Alex Ward (third floor) and Rugby Ward (fourth floor).

Family members and friends must limit the numbers of visitors to two people, per patient, per day.

Please do come and visit the hospice during our visiting hours (8am to 8pm) but please take the precautions mentioned above before doing so.

City ward (second floor) Tel: 020 8768 4540/1
Alexandra ward (third floor) Tel: 020 8768 4537/8
Rugby ward (fourth floor) Tel: 020 8768 4546/7

Anniversary Centre Choir Lunch

Anniversary Centre, Sydenham Site

The Anniversary Centre on the ground floor is open from 8am to 9pm.


Breakfast is served in the Anniversary Centre between 8am and 11am; lunch between 12 noon and 2pm (Sundays 12.30pm to 2.30pm) and tea between 3pm and 4pm. Snacks are available outside these times and there is a vending machine in the corridor just outside the Anniversary Centre for hot and cold drinks.

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Caritas House Exterior

St Christopher's Orpington

Caritas House Tregony Road, Orpington Kent, BR6 9XA

Tel: 020 8768 4500
Fax: 01689 892999

How to find us

Caritas Centre, Orpington Site

The Caritas Centre in Caritas House is a relaxed social space which is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10am and 3pm for patients and carers to enjoy.


The Caritas Centre has a small café area serving hot and cold drinks and snacks between 10am and 3pm, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Patients visiting the centre can also order hot food which is served between 12 noon and 2pm. There is a hot drinks machine in the Caritas Centre and a vending machine in reception when the café is closed.

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