Badger Ward is for children and young people with long-term breathing problems. If you have a sleep disorder, you may also stay overnight on Badger Ward for tests.
Badger Ward has 12 beds made up of eight cubicles. There is also an area with four beds for patients who need extra care.
Staff on the ward
Badger Ward is mainly run by our team of nurses, who work closely with the doctors to help you get better.
Other staff who work on the ward include healthcare assistants, play specialists and housekeeping staff.
The following members of staff will be available to help you during your stay on Badger Ward:
- Suzanne Cullen, Head of Nursing
- Ana Marote, Sister in Charge
Conditions we treat
Some of the conditions we treat on Badger Ward include:
- cystic fibrosis
- children with tracheostomies
Facilities for children and young people
Badger Ward has a playroom with lots of toys, games and crafts.
There is a play specialist who organises activities and can help you get ready for any procedures you may have in hospital.
You can also use the Centre on the ground floor of the Southwood Building, which has an outdoor area and a dedicated room (the Den) for teenagers.
If you are well enough, you can have lessons at the hospital school, which is on the ground floor of the Southwood Building, next to the Centre.
If you are not well enough to go to school, teachers can also come to Badger Ward and give you lessons at the bedside.
Last reviewed by Great Ormond Street Hospital: 5 November 2010