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Who we are

Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is an international centre of excellence in child healthcare.

Freddie with nurse

Together with our research partner, the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH), we form the UK’s only academic biomedical research centre specialising in paediatrics.

Since its formation in 1852, the hospital has been dedicated to children’s healthcare and to finding new and better ways to treat childhood illnesses.

What we do

Each year, there are over 220,000 patient visits to the hospital.

Most of the children we care for are referred from other hospitals throughout the UK and overseas. There are more than 50 different clinical specialties at GOSH.

Finding new and better treatments and cures for childhood illnesses has always been central to our work. Take a look at our research review to find out more.

GOSH is also at the forefront of paediatric training in the UK. We train more children’s nurses than any other hospital. We also play a leading role in training paediatric doctors.

Our mission and values

Our mission is to provide world-class clinical care and training, pioneering new research and treatments in partnership with others for the benefit of children in the UK and worldwide.

In everything we do, we work hard to live up to our three core values: pioneering, world-class and collaborative.

Read about the history of GOSH and learn more about who we are.

You can also visit the publications section to read our latest annual report and research review.

This page was last updated on 09 August, 2011

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