Manta Ray Outpatients

Manta Ray is on the lower ground (level 1) floor of the main hospital building. When you arrive at the main entrance to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), turn right through the double doors then take the lift or stairs down one level to Manta Ray.

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Manta Ray is run by our experienced clinic staff, comprising Clinic Assistants, Health Care Assistants, Phlebotomists, Staff Nurses, Senior Staff Nurses, a Learning Disability Nurse and a Sister.

As well as regular clinics, Manta Ray is where some pre-admission assessment is carried out – this might involve seeing various members of the team and having imaging scans and tests to plan treatment. This can take a morning, afternoon or the entire day. 

Who you will meet

Manta Ray is run by our experienced clinic staff, comprising Clinic Assistants, Health Care Assistants, Phlebotomists, Staff Nurses, Senior Staff Nurses, a Learning Disability Nurse and a Sister.

If you have any queries regarding your appointment please call 020 7829 8880. 

Who can help

The following members of staff will be available on the below extension numbers to help you during your visit:

  • Reception team: ext. 5250
  • Jessica Wheeler (Sister): ext. 1754
  • Anne Nicholls (Assistant Service Manager): ext. 1598
  • Chantelle Clavier (Matron): ext. 1768
  • Elena Gelsthorpe-Hill (Service Manager): ext. 8423

Specialties

Outpatient clinics are held by these various teams and specialties:

  • Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre
  • Neurodisability
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Ophthalmology
  • Dermatology
  • Spinal Surgery

The clinicians running the specialty clinics may include Consultants, Fellows, Registrars, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Vision Scientists. 

Ward Information

When you arrive

Please check in at the Manta Ray reception desk so we know that you have arrived and then take a seat in the waiting area. Most clinic appointments start with one of our clinic assistants carrying out some checks, which usually involve height/weight and urine dipstick tests. Once the clinic assistant has done this, the clinician will come to the waiting area and call your child’s name when they are ready.

Facilities

There are 12 consulting rooms within Manta Ray as well as two interview rooms for confidential conversations or a quieter space to wait. There are toilet facilities within Manta Ray including a disabled toilet with hoist and also a water fountain.

The play area in Manta Ray has a range of activities for children and young people of all ages – it is supervised during clinics by members of the Play team supported by Play Volunteers. Please keep an eye on your child while they are waiting – you are responsible for their behaviour at all times,