If you have a media enquiry, please contact the media team at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Routine enquiries

Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm, contact the Communications team on:

Tel: 020 3299 3257

Email kch-tr.mediateam@nhs.net

Out of hours

If you have an urgent media enquiry out of hours, please call King’s College Hospital switchboard on 020 3299 9000 and ask to speak to the clinical site manager. They will then direct your enquiry to the on-call communications officer, if appropriate.

Condition checks

We can assist with requests about the condition of patients being treated at the Trust. The following rules and guidelines apply:

Patient information

Journalists wanting to check on the condition of a patient must have at least the patient’s first and second names.


We cannot divulge any information about a patient without permission from the patient or their next of kin. If the patient or their next of kin has specifically requested that no information is released to the media about their condition, their wishes will always be respected.

Comfortable, stable or critical

If permission is granted, only a brief indication of the patient’s condition will be given; for example, comfortable, stable or critical.