Table tennis at Evelina London

Entertainment

Things to do

Coming to hospital doesn’t need to be boring - at Evelina London there is always something going on! There are loads of fun things to see and do and sometimes special visitors and famous faces pop in to say hello. 

Listen to some of our patients talking about things to do at Evelina London:

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Play areas

On Level 0 – Ocean, there is a fun area with a games console and a TV. You can hang out here if you are waiting to see a doctor or nurse for an outpatient appointment.

If you are staying in hospital, there are areas on the wards with books, games and computers to play on. A nurse can show you where the nearest one is to your bed.

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Bedside TV and radio

Television

At your bed, you will have your own TV and radio. 

On the TV, there are loads of channels to watch, all for free.

On the radio, there are plenty of stations to choose from, including our own hospital radio, Radio Lollipop. It’s free to listen to the radio too.

You will be given headphones to use so that it doesn’t get too noisy on the ward or you can bring your own from home.

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Phones

You will also have a phone at your bedside. You need to pay to use the phone by buying a phonecard. It costs:

  • 10p per minute for you to call someone from your bedside
  • 39p per minute off-peak and 49p per minute at all other times for friends and family to call you on your bedside phone.

These phones are provided by a company called Hospedia. You can buy the card from a Hospedia rep who will visit your ward regularly.

If you have a mobile phone, please ask a nurse if it is ok to use it. Keep your mobile phone safe by having it with you or locking it in the cupboard next to your bed.

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Radio Lollipop

Radio Lollipop is our own hospital radio station, just for you. Radio Lollipop plays lots of great music. 

Radio Lollipop

The DJs chat to staff and patients to find out what is going on at Evelina London.

You can listen to Radio Lollipop on your bedside radio (radio button number five). Listen on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6.15pm-8pm.

Radio Lollipop’s studio is on Level 3 – Beach, next to the juice bar. 

Look out for Radio Lollipop volunteers on your ward – you can ask them to request a song.

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Cinema

There’s a cinema in the hospital showing lots of great movies, including the latest releases and 3-D movies. It’s free for you, your family and carers. 

The Medicinema is just like any other cinema, but there is a bit more room so that you can come and see a movie even if you need to stay in your hospital bed.  You can bring an adult or friend along too. There are even nurses in the Medicinema, in case you need any help during the movie.

We usually show two films a week. Your nurse can tell you what movies are showing while you are in hospital.

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WiFi

Family in waiting area

If you want to go online on your phone or tablet, there’s free WiFi at Evelina London. You can ask a member of staff to help you get online.

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Hospital dogs

You may get a visit from our two friendly therapy dogs, Magee and Nala.  They come to Evelina London every week to be stroked and cuddled. Magee is a soft, fluffy Cockapoo and Nala is a gentle Golden Retriever.

Girl with therapy dog

Magee and Nala are both very special dogs. Magee has been on the ITV show The Secret Life of Dogs. Nala was judged one of the best therapy dogs in the UK. 

If you are missing your pet from home, a visit from Magee and Nala could cheer you up. Ask your nurse if you would like to meet them on their next visit.


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