Rainforest Ward is for young people with metabolic, endocrine or digestive disorders. Some of the conditions treated on Rainforest Ward are very rare, while others, like Crohn’s disease and colitis, are more common.
Rainforest Ward has now been divided into two sides, Endo/Met Ward on the C side of the ward and Gastro Ward on the D side. The two sides share some facilities, like the play room, kitchen and bathrooms, but are run independently with separate staff.
For more information about the wards, please visit the relevant page:
The Endorcrine/Metabolic (Endo/Met) Medicine Ward
The Gastroenterology (Gastro) Ward
Staff on the ward
Rainforest Ward is run by our team of nurses and staff who work very closely with doctors to help you get better. Other staff members on the ward include a counsellor, psychologist, family therapist, play specialist, social worker and dieticians.
The following members of staff will be available to help you during your stay on Rainforest Ward:
- Mark Goninon, Head of Nursing
- Nattalie Alwash, Ward Sister
The two Rainforest wards share some facilities, though they are run independently with separate managers and nursing teams.
- The Play Room and Kitchen are located on Rainforest Endo/Met, on the C side and are available for use by patients and families of both wards.
- The Bathroom is located on Rainforest Gastro, on the D side and is also available for use by patients and families of both wards.
Parents and carers are welcome to visit at any time. We would appreciate it though if friends and other visitors could limit visiting to between 10am and 8pm. If they have had coughs, colds, tummy bugs or infections like measles or chicken pox, we could prefer if they waited until they are better before coming to see you.
You will have meals provided during your stay. Lunch is between 12.30pm and 1pm. Dinner is between 4.30pm and 5pm.
Each bed space has a patient entertainment system, equipped with TV, radio and access to the internet GOSH information pages. The patient entertainment system can also be attached to portable DVD players and games consoles, so bare that in mind when packing for your stay!