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Coming to hospital

Here you can find out about getting ready for hospital and what it is really like. You can also hear Lottie, a patient at Great Ormond Street Hospital, and her mum Kate explain what it's like to come to the hospital for the first time.

If the video is not showing, please  watch it on YouTube. A video  transcript is also available.

It's natural to feel nervous about going to hospital  – find out what to expect when you get here.

If you're only coming to hospital for the day, you'll be coming in as an outpatient.


If you'll be staying overnight in hospital, you'll be coming in as an inpatient.


Packing for hospital? Use our checklist to help you decide what to bring.



Learn about the medical people you'll meet in hospital.




If you're coming to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), you can find out more about wards and admissions before you arrive.

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