Refer a patient to the Respiratory Medicine and Transitional Care Unit
This page includes information on how to refer a patient to the Respiratory Medicine and Transitional Care team at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
Please see our admission criteria for information about the diagnoses treated by the Respiratory Medicine and Transitional Care team:
How to refer a patient
For an outpatient appointment
Referrals are usually by letter (often preceded by a telephone conversation) normally to a named consultant or team although referrals without a named consultant will be allocated to the most appropriate consultant. Referrals can be by email where the ‘referred to’ consultants email is known.
The address for referrals is:
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street
Please contact the Respiratory department directly on telephone number 020 7405 9200 bleep 0635 (in-hours) and 0820 (out-of-hours) 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
For patients known to GOSH
For emergency and urgent patients please use the contact details above. For other enquiries where the patient's GOSH consultant is known, please contact the main switchboard on 0207 405 9200 and ask to be put through to the consultant in question.
If the patient’s GOSH consultant is unknown, please call the main hospital switchboard and ask to be put through to a respiratory secretary who will be able to route the call to the right consultant.
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 respiratory secretary who will seek out the right consultant to respond to the enquiry.
Consultants and key staff members
- Dr Colin Wallis, Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician/Clinical Unit Lead
Special interest: paediatric respiratory
- Dr Ranjan Suri, Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician
Special interests: asthma, cystic fibrosis, respiratory illnesses and sleep disordered breathing
- Dr Paul Aurora, Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine and Lung Transplantation
- Dr David Kilner, Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Medicine
Special interest: sleep disordered breathing (including snoring and sleep apnoea)
Senior nursing staff
- Ana Marote, Sister in Charge
- Nicola Nabney, Ward Sister, Transitional Care Unit
Lung function laboratory
- Ah-Fong Hoo, Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Cara Oliver, Senior Respiratory Physiologist
- Emma Scrase, Senior Respiratory Physiologist
- Aidan Laverty, Principal Clinical Physiologist (Respiratory/Sleep)
- Johanna Dingle-Gavlak, Senior Sleep Technician
- Ammani Prasad, CF Coordinator/Research Physiotherapist
Services and facilities available
Respiratory Medicine and Transitional Care has a multidisciplinary approach to the investigation and management of children with acute or chronic lung disease or complex respiratory conditions.
There are approximately 200 respiratory in-patient admissions per annum to our 11-bed Badger Ward, as well as over 1200 sleep studies, performed in the Sleep Unit and on Badger Ward. The in-patient service comprises a mix of children with complex and chronic short and long-term lung disease including a significant proportion with congenital anomalies of the upper and lower airway.
The respiratory unit runs five transitional care beds for children on long term ventilation. Miffy Ward is a five-bed Transitional Care Unit for children of all ages needing long-term respiratory support and their families. Length of stay is between three to six months, whilst a care package is created to enable the child to be discharged back into their local community.
The secondary and tertiary care of approximately 200 cystic fibrosis (CF) patients is a major part of the current workload. There is a well established multi-disciplinary team of professionals dedicated to the care of children with CF.