Please see our admission criteria for further information about the diagnoses treated by the BMT department at GOSH.
How to refer a patient
For an outpatient appointment
As a tertiary care hospital, all children who attend GOSH must be referred via local hospital consultants, community paediatricians or, in exceptional circumstances, via a GP.
To contact us to make a referral please email firstname.lastname@example.org or fax number 020 7813 8310.
Inter hospital transfer
Please contact the BMT department directly on telephone number 020 7405 9200 if the transfer is an emergency (patients that need life or limb saving treatment at GOSH within a few hours), or urgent (patients that need transfer to GOSH but not in the emergency category).
Dr Paul Veys, Director of BMT and Specialty Lead
020 7405 9200 Ext 8335
Professor Persis Amrolia, Consultant in BMT
Dr Kanchan Rao, Associate Specialist
Dr Robert Chiesa, BMT Clinical Fellow
Annette Hill, Clinical Nurse Specialist
020 7405 9200
Maria Finch, Clinical Nurse Specialist
020 7405 9200 (ext 0216)
Helen Freeman, BMT Specialist Nurse
020 7405 9200 (ext 0152)
Nikki Bennett-Rees, Inpatient Clinical Nurse Specialist
020 7405 9200 (ext 5083)
Services and facilities
We perform autologous and allogeneic procedures for children with life-threatening diseases.
The department is the largest paediatric BMT centre in the UK. We provide a comprehensive haematopoietic stem cell transplant service for children with life-threatening conditions, and carry out around 80 transplant procedures each year.
Only 20 per cent of our patients have suitably matched family donors, so many of these transplants are performed from one of the 15 million volunteer adult bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cell donors, or 500,000 cord blood donations, available worldwide.
The BMT department provides a range of varying intensity transplant procedures for children with a range of serious and potentially fatal conditions including:
bone marrow failure
inherited metabolic disorders
autoimmune or immune dysregulatory diseases
Feedback and suggestions
All general feedback and suggestions can be addressed to:
Bone Marrow Transplant Unit
Level 5, Main Nurses Home
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street
Telephone number: 020 7813 8434
Fax number: 020 7829 8640
Dr Paul Veys
Director of BMT and Clinical Lead
020 7405 9200 (ext 8335)
020 7405 9200 (ext 5096)
020 7405 9200 (ext 5439)