About the Tick Tock Club

The Tick Tock Club is a giving club for individuals, trusts, foundations and companies who share our passion for transforming children’s healthcare.

Together, they are making a real and lasting difference to thousands of children from across the UK and beyond.

Since its launch in 2006, the Tick Tock Club has raised over £30 million to help create three world-class clinical centres at Great Ormond Street Hospital:

The Wolfson Heart and Lung Centre

The Wolfson Heart and Lung Centre opened in 2012 and includes:

  • Walrus Ward, which carries out clinical investigations and contains diagnostic facilities, including the Lung Function Unit, Cardiac Day Care Unit and ECHO/ECG Unit.
  • Flamingo Ward, which is the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit providing specialised care for patients from birth to 19 years.
  • Bear Ward, which provides specialist care for cardiac patients. Some children stay after surgery and others attend for assessment and non-surgical management. In January 2018 the facilities on Bear Ward relocated to the new Alligator Ward.

The Kidney Care UK Centre

The British Kidney Care UK Centre on Eagle Ward opened in 2012 and provides care for children with renal problems such as kidney failure, as well as for patients on dialysis or those having a transplant.

The Dorfman Surgery Centre

The Dorfman Surgery Centre opened in November 2017 and brings together the majority of the hospital’s surgical patients and world-class surgical staff into a state-of-the-art new facility. Facilities include:

  • Two specialised operating theatres
  • Two dedicated anaesthetic rooms where parents can be with their child while they receive an anaesthetic, away from the intimidating environment of the theatre itself
  • Nightingale Unit – here a highly specialised team of doctors and nurses will ensure patients, who have undergone minor operations, procedures or investigations, are safe as they recover from their anaesthetic
  • A new 48-bed inpatient floor, including a surgical inpatient ward with a high-dependency bay and two 4-bed bays, for children who require closer monitoring.