Strike action is taking place across our services from Saturday 24 February to Wednesday 28 February. We'll contact your directly if your or your child's care is affected. We're sorry for any distress that delays to your care may cause.

Theatres and recovery

The theatre department consists of 2 paediatric theatre suites (Forest and Reef), and links with other satellite areas in St Thomas’ Hospital.

Forest theatres is made up of 3 theatres, a procedure room, a cardiac catheter room and an 8-bay recovery unit. Reef theatre is on the lower ground floor and is made up of of 2 theatres and a 4-bay recovery unit.

As part of a hospital providing a wide range of complex care, we offer a range of surgical specialties, such as:

  • cardiac
  • orthopaedics (including scoliosis surgery)
  • ENT (including complex airway)
  • renal (including transplants)
  • gastroenterology
  • general
  • plastics
  • cleft lip and palate
  • emergency surgery

Our theatre and recovery department provide a wealth of opportunities for nurses. With such a varied mix of specialties you will be given ample opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge in areas of your particular interest.