Urodynamics Day Care
The Urodynamics Unit is a busy day case unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Children visit us for day case investigations, that is, they only come for the day and return home afterwards.
Urodynamics Unit Nurses’ station telephone number: 020 7829 8884
If your child has any additional needs, please call in advance to let us know.
Who you will meet
Urodynamics Unit is mainly run by our team of clinical nurse specialists and health care assistant, who work closely with the doctors to help you get better.
The following members of staff will be available to help you during your visit to the Unit:
- Clinical Nurse Specialists: Karen Ryan, Lesley Healiss, Lyndsay Burgess, Sue Maestri
- Health Care Assistant: Julie Looney
Conditions we treat
We see children and young people of all ages with conditions affecting the bladder and bowel. We carry out a variety of investigations to assess how well your child’s bladder is working. Most tests are carried out in the unit, but some children may also need to visit the X-ray department on level 2 (ground floor) of the hospital. Most visits last from two to four hours, so please allow this long when planning your travel or parking.
Further information can be found:
You can learn more about our clinical specialties by visiting the link below:
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.
Mobile phones can be used in the cubicle, and the corridor outside the unit. Using them elsewhere can interfere with our medical equipment, and can also be disruptive to other families. You can use your mobile phone around the hospital but only in designated mobile-friendly zones.
The Urodynamics unit has a playroom/waiting room with some facilities.
We have a selection of juices and water available to drink during your visit. If your child has any specific likes or dislikes, please bring along your own drinks.
For more information about facilities available for parents, family members, visitors and patients in the hospital, including the Chapel and multi-faith room, hospital school, activity centre and information on where you can eat or find facilities such as launderettes, please visit our Facilities A-Z page.