Staff accommodation

Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) holds a variety of residential accommodation which is available to staff and let on six-month assured shorthold tenancies.

The Charity have introduced a differential banding system and your rent is now set according to the banding of your salary, and is inclusive of all utility bills and Council Tax with the exception of self-contained flats where the tenant is responsible for the payment of the Council Tax.

Overview of staff accommodation

 Location  Description Type of
accommodation 
Typical rents
(£pcm) 

Great Ormond
Street houses
(located opposite
main hospital site)

Flats in converted
Georgian houses  

Studio flat
One bedroom
Two bedrooms
Three bedrooms 

1020 - 1518
1192 - 1863
1285 - 2400
1822 - 3100 

Grenville Street flats
(located two minutes
walk from the hospital)  

Modern purpose-built
residential development
providing a variety of flats
and duplex apartments  

One bedroom
Two bedrooms
Three bedrooms
Room in shared flat  
 
1398 - 1941
1722 - 2400
2008
589 - 994

Bernard Street
& Colonnade
(located two
minutes walk
from the hospital)
 
Bernard Street comprises
a terrace of 17 Georgian
houses, refurbished to
high standard to provide a
mixture of two- to five-bed
shared flats and studios.
Constructed in the rear
mews, Colonnade are three
blocks providing three-,
five- and seven-bed flat shares
 
Bernard Street flat
shares
Bernard Street studios
Colonnade flat shares  
 
445 - 570
791 - 871
445 - 501  
 
5 Guilford Street

Flats in converted
Georgian House
 
Studio flat
One bedroom
Two bedroom
Three bedroom
 
1020 - 1518
1192 - 1863
1285 - 2400
1822 - 3100
 
36 Doughty Street
 
Flat in converted
Georgian House
 
Studio flat
 
1020 - 1518

Am I eligible?

Only new starters can apply for staff accommodation. You are considered to be a new starter within nine months of your start date. Your eligibility and allocation will be determined by a points system (more details below).

Requests for accommodation will be accepted from the following sources on receipt of the appropriate paperwork:

  • new recruits via Personnel Department

Telephone requests not substantiated in writing will not be accepted from any source.

Information required to undertake evaluation will be provided by:

  • The recruiting/employing manager, and verified by Personnel during the recruitment process.

Criteria for the allocation of accommodation

Points system used to determine eligibility for, and allocation of, staff accommodation.

 Category  0 points 1 point  Comments
Travelling distance Less than 90 minutes Greater than 90 minutes One point allocated if you live more than 90 minutes away (each way).
UK resident Yes No One point allocated if you are currently resident outside of the UK and joining GOSH from overseas.
London Deanery Rotation No Yes One point allocated if you are joining GOSH as a doctor on a London Deanery Rotation.
Salary Greater than £25,000  Less than £25,000 One point allocated if your annual salary (including high cost area supplement) is less than £25,000 per annum.
New starter  No  Yes One point allocated if you are a new starter at GOSH.
Employer Other  GOSH One point allocated if you are a GOSH employee.
Staff with disabilities  No  Yes One point allocated if you have difficulty finding/accessing alternative accommodation as a result of a disability.

You will be allocated points in accordance with the criteria above and will be prioritised on this basis, followed by the date we receive a fully completed, authorised application form.

Processing of applications

On receiving an offer of employment from GOSH you will be provided with a staff accommodation application form

You should return your completed application form to your Personnel Officer or the Accommodation Services Department.

The Accommodation Services Department will evaluate your request using the points system above. They will then inform you whether you are eligible, or refer the unsuccessful application onto the Accommodation Bureau.

You must be on the GOSH payroll to be eligible for staff accommodation.

How long can I take accommodation for?

Band 5 and 6 Nurses will be granted an Assured Short-hold tenancy for six months but can remain in the staff accommodation for a maximum of 18 months.  All other GOSH employees will also be granted an Assured Short-hold tenancy for six months but can remain in the staff accommodation for a maximum of 12 months. 

How do I apply?

Please download and complete an accommodation application form and return to:

Accommodation Services Department
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust
Barclay (formerly York) House
37 Queen Square
London WC1N 3BH

Telephone: 020 7405 9200 (ext 7833)
E-mail: staffaccommodation@gosh.nhs.uk

Staff Hotel

The staff hotel is available for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) staff needing overnight accommodation at the hospital in order to carry out their role.

It is intended for use by clinical staff who undertake shift work, and whose commuting distance to and from the hospital is such that that it would be impractical to travel home between shifts.

Location and cost

A total of 27 hotel rooms are provided in two Georgian houses within close proximity to the hospital in Endsleigh Street and Doughty Street. Rooms can be booked in advance at a daily rate of £20.

Am I eligible?

Staff hotel rooms can be booked in advance by clinical staff wishing to do so as a result of their shift pattern and commuting distance to the hospital.

Due to the high demand for rooms in the staff hotel (which are in short supply), only staff on GOSH payroll will be entitled to a room.

How do I apply?

Please complete a staff hotel application form and an agreement form and return to:

Accommodation Services Department
Great Ormond Street Hospital 
Level 4, Barclay (formerly York) House
37 Queen Square
London WC1N 3BH

Telephone: 020 7405 9200 (ext 7833) or 020 7829 7833
E-mail: staffhotel@gosh.nhs.uk

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