Refer a patient to the Gastroenterology department

The Gastroenterology department at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) specialises in the assessment and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (from mouth to anus) and its associated organs (pancreas and liver).

Thousands of children with chronic and life-limiting gut conditions are seen each year via the Outpatient department and through inpatient admissions on Rainforest Ward, Kingfisher Ward and the Gastro Investigations Suite where investigations and observations take place.

How to refer a patient

Please refer to the individual referral guidelines below:

To make a referral to the Gastroenterology department, please write to:

Gastroenterology department
Level 5 Main Nurses Home
Great Ormond Street Hospital

Alternatively please fax number 020 7813 8382 or email

Gastroenterology specialist registrar

For urgent admissions or advice on patients in local hospitals who are under GOSH gastroenterology care please call the GOSH switchboard on 020 7405 9200 and ask for on-call gastroenterology registrar.

Alternatively please email for any enquiries.

Services and facilities available

The Gastroenterology Investigation Suite provides unique paediatric investigations of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

These include:

  • upper and lower endoscopy
  • video capsule endoscopy
  • enteroscopy under short acting anaesthesia
  • pH studies
  • 24-hours oesophageal impedance tests
  • hydrogen breath testing
  • electrogastrography
  • high resolution manometric studies

Kingfisher Ward treatment coincides with a procedure booked on the Gastroenterology Investigation Suite. There are usually short stays such as day case investigations or a longer admission of no longer than five days, depending on the diagnosis and tests required.

Rainforest Ward is for a longer plan of proposed investigation, assessment and monitoring.

General enquiries

Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street

Telephone number: 0207 762 6031 Monday to Friday 09.00–17.00 except for public holidays