Flamingo Ward is home to the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) and cares for children and young people who need special care for conditions involving the heart, lungs or airways.
There are 21 beds including:
- three four-bedded bays including an ECMO bay
- two double cubicles
- five single cubicles
Patients on Flamingo Ward are aged up to 16 years old.
Staff on the ward
Flamingo Ward is run by a team of intensive care doctors and nurses, cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, ventilator technicians, physiotherapists, dieticians, pharmacists, chaplains, volunteers and housekeepers.
The following members of staff will be available to help you during your stay on Flamingo Ward:
- Suzanne Cullen, Head of Nursing
- Anne Layther, Unit Manager
- Barbara Childs, Lead Nurse
Conditions we treat
Some of the conditions and treatments on Flamingo Ward include:
- intensive care before and after heart surgery
- heart/lung transplants
- Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
- diagnosis and treatment for newborns with suspected heart problems
- Berlin Heart – bridge to transplant
- tracheal surgery
- pulmonary hypertension
Last reviewed by Great Ormond Street Hospital: 24 April 2012