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Hedgehog Ward

Child on GOSH ward

Hedgehog Ward is located on Level 3 of the Variety Club Building. It is a short stay, mixed speciality ward with 10 single en-suite patient rooms, with one bed provided for a nominated parent or carer to stay the night.

Hedgehog Ward treats patients from multiple specialties.

If you have any questions during your time on the ward, please ask one of our expert nurses or your Ward Manager.

Staff

Matron: Claudia Tomlin +44 (0)207 813 8401

Ward manager:

Arabic interpreters on Bumblebee Ward provide an interpretation and translation service for families and patients during the following times:

7.30am-8.00pm Monday-Friday

7.30am-7pm Saturday

8.30am-4.30pm Sunday (and bank holidays)

Facilities

All inpatient rooms have en-suite bathrooms equipped with a shower. There are also several larger bathrooms on the ward, including at least one with disabled access and hoists.

The ward has a dedicated Playroom and games room for older patients. All private patient cubicles have a bedside television system. This includes television channels and internet access.

Storage space, including a lockable safe, is provided in the room.

Laundry facilities are provided free of charge and are on the ward. There is no need for detergent or fabric conditioner as the machine does this automatically.

We encourage parents and carers to take time out in one of our two dedicated lounges. The parent’s beverage lounge has facilities for making hot drinks. The parent's lounge has a television with a range of channels in a variety of languages, as well as reading material, including daily English and Arabic newspapers. The whole ward is Wi-Fi enabled.

Food

We provide all patients on the ward with breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our children’s menu has been designed in consultation with expert dietitians and we are able to cater for halal, kosher and vegetarian requirements. Please let us know if you child has a special diet or any food allergies.

Meals are provided free of charge for the main parent/carer on the ward. We also provide an afternoon tea and cake at 3pm on the ward, as well as an Afternoon Sandwich round.

On the ward a hospitality assistant will visit you each day to order you and your child’s food for the same day or following morning.

Visiting times

For visitors (excluding family) we operate a visiting time until 10pm (12am during Ramadan).

Contact Hedgehog Ward

Ward manager:  +44(0)20 7762 6018