Chameleon Ward

Chameleon Ward cares for children having specialist neonatal and paediatric surgery. We treat congenital (present at birth) conditions as well as conditions of the gastrointestinal system, diaphragm and abdominal wall.There are 14 beds, including four high dependency beds in a shared bay for children and young people needing close monitoring and nursing care, perhaps due to their condition or following an operation.


Chameleon Ward is on Level 5 of the new Premier Inn Clinical Building (PICB), part of the Mittal Children’s Medical Centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital.


020 7405 9200 extension 5593

Who you will meet

Chameleon Ward is primarily run by our highly qualified nursing team, but also includes consultants, clinical nurse specialist, physiotherapists, healthcare assistants, play specialists, psychologists, dietitians and housekeeping staff.

  • Matron – Nadia Gooden
  • Ward Manager – Fiona Rundle 

Conditions we treat

Children being cared for under the Specialist Neonatal and Paediatric Surgery specialty stay on Chameleon. Some of the surgical conditions treated include:


You are a valued member of your child‘s healthcare team and we encourage you to take part in his or her care as much as possible while in hospital.

Meals are not provided for parents, but food and drink can be bought from various places within the hospital and local area. You may want to bring in your own snacks and drinks. Parents are welcome to use the ward kitchen outside of patient mealtimes to prepare these.

Chameleon Ward has a well-equipped playroom and a play specialist during the week who organises activities. The play specialist can provide age appropriate play opportunities and can help to prepare your child for the procedures that he or she will undergo in hospital.

For mothers who wish to breastfeed, we provide a dedicated room. We also provide the equipment to 'express' breast milk so your child can be fed through a nasogastric tube, if necessary.