This page includes information about how to refer a patient to the Cardiothoracic Surgery department at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
How to refer a patient
For an outpatient appointment
Referrals are usually by letter (often preceded by a telephone conversation) normally to a named surgeon or team although referrals without a named surgeon will be allocated to the most appropriate surgeon. Referrals can be by email where the ‘referred to’ surgeon email is known.
The address for referrals is:
Cardiothoracic Surgery department
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street
Inter hospital transfer
Please contact the Cardiothoracic surgery department directly on telephone number 0207 405 9200 bleep 0530 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).
How to get advice
Advice for patients known to GOSH
For emergency and urgent patients please use the contact details above.
For other enquiries where the patient's GOSH surgeon is known, please contact the main switchboard on 0207 405 9200 and ask to be put through to the surgeon in question.
If the patient’s GOSH surgeon is not known, please call the main hospital switchboard and ask to be put through to a cardiothoracic surgical secretary who will be able to route the call to the right surgeon.
Advice for patients not known to GOSH
For emergency and urgent patients please use the contact details above. For other enquiries please call the main hospital switchboard and ask to be put through to a cardiothoracic surgical secretary who will seek out the right surgeon to respond to the enquiry.