Parents and carers may be concerned by the news reports about Group A streptococcus (GAS). Find out more about what to look out for.

A number of transport strikes are due to take place this December. 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.

Nurses' strike action will take place on 15 and 20 December. Our emergency and time critical services will be open. We'll let you know if your appointment is affected.

Heart services support

Heart services provide the following support services:

Outreach team

Our heart services outreach team supports you and your family when your child has been diagnosed with congenital heart disease.

Social worker

Our dedicated heart services social worker assesses the impact of your child's illness on him/her and your family and provides emotional and psychological support and discharge plans. 

Counsellors

Evelina London provides a confidential counselling service for any parent of a child being cared for within our children's services.

ECHO (Evelina Children's Heart Organisation) 

Logo that says ECHO connecting the children's heart community

ECHO supports children and young people with heart conditions and their families, who have been treated by Evelina London, Royal Brompton and Harefield and their networks of local community hospitals. Families are supported at every stage of their heart child’s journey through childhood, teenage years and during the transition to adult services.

It’s free to join, find out more on the ECHO website.

Contacts

Outreach team

Tel: 020 7188 4546, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.

If there is no one available to answer your call please leave a message and a member of the team will return your call as soon as possible.

Social work support

Social work department:

  • Tel: 020 7188 6188

Counselling

For general enquiries, please call 020 7188 4538 or email CounsellorsChildrens
Services@gstt.nhs.uk