Koala Ward is for children and young people with craniofacial (head and face), neurological (brain) problems, epilepsy or who need surgery to the brain and spine.
Koala Ward has 24 beds, including rooms with their own bathrooms and space for one of your parents to stay with you.
Staff on the ward
Koala 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 psychologists, healthcare assistants, play specialists and house-keeping staff.
The following members of staff will be available to help you during your stay on the ward:
Facilities for children and young people
There is a play specialist who organises activities and can help you get ready for any procedures you may have in hospital.
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 the ward and give you lessons at the bedside.
Last reviewed by Great Ormond Street Hospital: 26 March 2012