Referral to the Sleep Unit

This page includes information about how to refer a patient to the Respiratory Sleep Unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) provides a paediatric respiratory sleep service for providers commissioned by the North Central London Integrated Care Board (ICB).

Key Criteria (all must be met)

External Referrals

  • The patient must be aged less than 16.5 years
  • The referral must not come directly from a General Practitioner.

The referrals must contain sufficient patient information or reason for request to allow the service to determine if the referral criteria have been met and for the correct allocation of resources to be determined.

Internal Referrals

  • The patient must be aged less than 18 years.

Referral Instructions

You may refer patients to our department via:

Internal referrals within GOSH:

Referrals external to GOSH:

  • a letter (addressed to 'Dear Sleep Consultant' or to a specific sleep consultant) using the address listed on this page, with detailed information about the patient’s background, medical history and reason for referral to the Sleep Unit
  • emailing GOSH referrals

We do not accept referrals directly from families. If you think your child has a sleep problem which may benefit from referral to our service, you should discuss with your GP or doctor in the first instance.

Department address

Alligator Respiratory Sleep Unit, Level 4 Premier Inn Clinical Building (PICB), Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Great Ormond Street, London, WC1N 3JH