Clayponds Hospital - Magnolia Ward  

Magnolia Ward helps people during a period of severe or sudden illness so they can recover well in a community setting and avoid needing to be admitted to a major hospital. 

About the service

Until July 2019, Magnolia Ward was managed as part of Home ward Ealing. 

The service is for people aged 18 or over who live in the London Borough of Ealing or who are registered with an Ealing GP (family doctor) and live within 1 mile of the border.

Similar services are sometimes referred to as ‘intermediate care’, ‘step-up’ or ‘admission avoidance’ wards.

The types of conditions or situations we might help with include:

  • Falls without apparent injuries
  • Urinary tract infection, respiratory tract infection, cellulitis
  • Worsening of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or congestive heart failure
  • Dehydration
  • Unstable diabetes
  • Elderly patients with increasing frailty who are at risk of admission to hospital
  • If a carer has become unwell.

If necessary we will work alongside mental health teams, but the main need should be of a physical or social care nature.

How we can help

We provide inpatient care at Clayponds Hospital in South Ealing for people who need extra support for a short period – usually around one week.

Telephone number:  020 8354 8146

Service Manager/Manager/Lead

Peter Wilde – Service Manager

Dr Ruben Dutta – Clinical Lead

Jadwiga Kleingartner / Christine Wendham– Modern Matron

Clinical Director

Dr Christopher Hilton

Clinical Director for Integrated Care Services

Ealing Community Partners (West London NHS Trust)

Information about your care 

This leaflet references the previous partnership of providers, but accurately describes the services offered.

You can read more about Magnolia Ward in this leaflet

The video link describes the work we do and gives an example of a patient story.

Where we provide your care

Magnolia Ward, Clayponds Hospital (W5 4RN)


You can be referred to the service by: 

  • GPs and members of a patient’s primary care teams (eg district nurses) after discussion with Intermediate Care.
  • A healthcare professional should have been involved in an assessment of the patient within the last 72 hours.
  • Hospital staff from Ealing Hospital and other neighbouring hospitals including Urgent Care Centre, Emergency Department, medical and therapy staff.
  • Ambulance staff after attending a patient’s home.
  • Out of hours primary care services - (eg 111, GPs or Urgent Care Centre).

Contact us

If you have any questions about Ealing Community Partners or your care please call 

0300 12345 44

Ealing Community Partners: NHS, Ealing Council, voluntary & specialist providers working together to deliver health & social care for the people of Ealing  

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