Refer a patient to the Ear, Nose and Throat department

The Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) department at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is a tertiary referral centre for children with complicated ear, nose and throat problems or complex medical histories. This page includes information about how to refer a patient to the Ear, Nose and Throat department at GOSH.

Please see our admission criteria for information about the diagnoses treated by the department of Paediatric Otolaryngology GOSH.

How to refer a patient

For an outpatient appointment

As a tertiary care hospital, all children who attend Great Ormond Street Hospital must be referred via local hospital consultants, community paediatricians or ear, nose and throat consultants.

To make a referral to the Ear, Nose and Throat department, please write to:

Department of ENT
Level 5, Main Nurses Building
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street
London
WC1N 3JH

Telephone the switchboard: 020 7405 9200
Alternatively, please fax 020 7829 8644

The referrals are usually from other ear, nose and throat units around London, other parts of the UK and abroad.

Services and facilities available

The Ear, Nose and Throat Department has expertise in the following:

  • paediatric airway endoscopy

  • laryngeal reconstruction

  • complicated ear reconstruction

  • osseo-integrated techniques (bone-anchored hearing aids and prostheses for congenital ear atresia)

  • cochlear implantation

  • paediatric head and neck pathology

  • correction of choanal atresia

  • other congenital abnormalities

The department has five paediatric ear, nose and throat consultants, two clinical fellows, four specialist registrars and two Trust grade medical officers.

The ear, nose and throat patients are managed on Peter Pan Ward, which provides care at the high dependency unit level for these patients.

The ear, nose and throat ward is managed by a ward sister and her team of highly experienced staff nurses.

The department has a dedicated tracheostomy nurse specialist who provides advice and support to tracheostomised children and their families, as well as an ear, nose and throat nurse specialist.

The department has an outpatient clinic and theatre session every working day.

Key staff members

Consultants

  • Mr David Albert FRCS, Consultant Paediatric Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon. 
    020 7405 9200 ext 6580

  • Mr Benjamin Hartley, Consultant Paediatric Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon (head and neck tumour surgery).
    020 7405 9200 ext 8406

  • Miss Michelle Wyatt, Consultant Paediatric Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon.
    020 7405 9200 ext 5248

  • Miss Lesley Cochrane, Consultant Paediatric Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon. 

  • Mr Christopher Jephson, Consultant Paediatric Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon. 

Nursing staff

  • Emma Youngs, Ward Sister, Peter Pan Ward.
    Ext 5953

  • Sarah Carmicheal, Ear, Nose and Throat Nurse Specialist.
    Ext 8239