Rainforest Ward is for children with metabolic or digestive disorders. Some conditions treated on Rainforest Ward are very rare, while others, like Crohn's disease and colitis, are more common.
Rainforest Ward has 11 beds.
Children and young people may stay on Rainforest Ward for a long time. They may also need several different tests or procedures.
Staff on the ward
Rainforest 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 dieticians, ward counsellor, psychologist, family therapist, play specialist and social worker.
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
Conditions we treat
Some of the conditions we treat on Rainforest Ward include:
- metabolic disorders
- endocrine disorders
- digestive disorders
Facilities for children and young people
Rainforest 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 Rainforest Ward and give you lessons at the bedside.