The Royal College of Nursing has announced that industrial action will take place on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 February. We'll contact you if your care or your child's care is affected. Ambulance workers are planning strike action on Friday 10 February. Learn more.

A number of transport strikes are due to take place this February. If you or your child has an appointment at one of our hospitals or community centres, please plan ahead and do all you can to attend. If you need to cancel your appointment, please contact your clinical team.

Surgical team, Surgical staff, Surgeons

This section provides information about some of the staff you may meet.


  • Iain Yardley - consultant paediatric surgeon (head of service)
  • Nordeen Bouhadiba – consultant paediatric surgeon
  • Kirsty Brennan – consultant paediatric surgeon
  • Charlotte Holbrook – consultant paediatric surgeon 
  • Ali Keshtgar – consultant paediatric surgeon
  • Dorothy Kufeji – consultant paediatric surgeon
  • Hemanshoo Thakkar – consultant paediatric surgeon consultant paediatric surgeon
  • Manasvi Upadhyaya - consultant paediatric surgeon
  • Leel Nellihela – specialty doctor


  • Veena Singh – matron for surgery
  • Hannah Wright – clinical nurse specialist children's surgery
  • Kelly Heard – ward sister

Play specialists

  • Susan Pruden – senior play specialist
  • Rebecca Bremner – play specialist

Administrative staff

  • Penhaligan Samuel – service manager
  • Janice Kennedy – assistant service manager
  • Sylvia Durham – admissions officer
  • Michelle Brooks – secretary to Ms Brennan, Mr Keshtgar, Mrs Kufeji, Mr Thakkar and Mr Upadhyaya
    Tel: 020 7188 4593
  • Samantha Dunn – secretary to Mr Bouhadiba, Ms Holbrook, Mr Nellihela, Ms Wright and Mr Yardley
    Tel: 020 7188 4693

Who to contact about your child's admission

  • Sylvia Durham - admissions officer
    Tel: 020 7188 9098, option 7

Who to contact about your child's admission

Mayisha Bor – admissions officer

Tel: 020 7188 9098, option 7