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Rainforest Ward

The two Rainforest Wards are for young people with metabolic, endocrine or digestive disorders. Some of the conditions treated on Rainforest Wards are very rare, while others, like Crohn’s disease and colitis, are more common.

Rainforest Wards consist of Rainforest Endo/Met Ward on the C side of the ward and Rainforest Gastro Ward on the D side. The wards share some facilities, like the play room, kitchen and bathrooms, but are run independently with separate staff. 

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The Endorcrine/Metabolic (Endo/Met) Medicine Ward

The Gastroenterology (Gastro) Ward 

About the wards

Find out more about the two Rainforest Wards in our short video below.

If the video is not showing, please watch it on YouTube. A video transcript is also available.

The two Rainforest Wards share some facilities, though they are run independently with separate managers and nursing teams.

  • The playroom 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 bear that in mind when packing for your stay!

More information

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