Clinics and wards used by the Urology department

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The Urology department uses a number of wards and units across Great Ormond Street Hospital.


Woodpecker Ward

Woodpecker Ward is on Level 3 of the Southwood Building and is where children come before having an operation and for pre-operative assessment. After their operation, children are taken back to another ward for ongoing nursing care.

Nightingale Ward

Nightingale Ward is on Level 3 of the Premiere Inn Clinical Building.

This is a day care ward for children who are having investigations or operations under anaesthetic. Children come for their investigations or operations and go home the same day.

Panther Urology Ward

Panther Ward is a 10 bed urological surgical ward, treating a wide range of children from newborn to 17 years. it is situated on Level 6 of the Premiere Inn Clinical Building.

Patients include day case admissions and longer inpatient admissions and where appropriate patients and families may be housed in the patient hotel.

We work closely with the clinical nurse specialists in urodynamics and pre-admission, as well as having strong links with the nephrology unit.

Urodynamics Unit

Urodynamics Unit is a busy day care unit located on Level 7 of Southwood building.

Children come here for day case investigations and go home the same day. Most tests are carried out in the unit, but some children may also need to visit the X-ray department on Level 2 of the hospital.

Most visits last from two to four hours, so please allow this long when planning your travel or parking.

Outpatient Department

The Outpatient Department is located on Level 2 and 4 of the Homeopathic Building.

Pre-admission clinics

Pre-admission clinics run Monday to Friday and we aim to assess as many patients as possible prior to admission in a bid to prepare the family, ease anxiety and cut down length of stay.

We endeavour to provide family-centred care believing that children thrive when both they and their families are empowered and supported by staff.

Additional services

We also carry out ward reviews for urgent referrals and cases.