Patricia Bowen Library and Knowledge - General Information                          West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust


Contacting the Library

Patricia Bowen Library & Knowledge Service
West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
Twickenham Road

Middlesex TW7 6AF

Library counter & enquires:- 020 8321 5968
Librarian:- 020 8321 5969
Fax:- 020 8321 5408

Hospital Switchboard:- 020 8560 2121
Hospital Web Site: http://www.west-middlesex-hospital.nhs.uk

E-mail: library@wmuh.nhs.uk

Public Transport

110 runs to the hospital from Twickenham via Isleworth, Hanworth and Hounslow

117 runs to the hospital from Staines via Feltham, Hounslow & Isleworth running every 20 minutes in peak times and every 30 minutes in off-peak times
267 stops outside the hospital
237 & 235 stop on London Road (5 minute walk down Amhurst Gardens to get to the hospital)
H37 (via St. John's Road) stops on Twickenham Road (5 minute walk to get to the hospital)

A South West Trains service to/from Waterloo stops at Syon Lane and Isleworth stations. The hospital is situated between the two stations (approximately 10 minute walk from either station). Trains run at 30 minute intervals during peak hours.

The nearest London Underground station is Hounslow East on the Piccadilly Line. 5 minute walk down Kingsley Road to the nearest bus stop on London Road, then take the 117, 237, 235 or H37. The tube station is approximately a 30-40 minute walk from the hospital.

For more information see: http://www.tfl.gov.uk

Monday - Friday 

9.00am - 4.30pm

Sat - Sun


The library is closed at the weekend. Entry swipe cards for evening and weekend access are available to all staff and students eligible to join the library.

Applications for an entry card should be made to the Library at least 24 hours before it is required and valid ID, such as Trust name badges or College ID, will need to be presented.

Library Staff

Library & information Services Manager : Mrs Uma Devalapalli

Assistant Librarian : Miss Louise Wann

Joining Instructions

Readers wishing to enrol with the library will need to come to the library to complete an enrolment form  and should bring a valid form of identification with them. For people working for West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, Hounslow Primary Care Trust & West London Mental Health Trust this will be their trust identity badges.

Medical and nursing students on attachment with either of the trusts should present their college identification when joining the library. Overseas students and doctors should bring the letter confirming their period of attachment with the trust.

Local GP's and practice staff should provide an official document bearing the name and address of their practice when enrolling with the library.

Study Facilities

There are 30 reader places for studying within the library (17 available 24 hours) along with 4 easy chairs (available 24 hours) for informal reading. There are networked computer terminals available 24 hours . There is a small study room (3-4 persons) with laptop facilities available for booking.

Patient Information Library(PIL)

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