This is a list of patient diagnoses which are admitted to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) by our Infectious diseases team, the timeframe in which patients should be treated and their estimated length of stay (LoS).
Health professionals are reminded that this information is for guidance only.
|Diagnosis ||Estimated LoS |
Children with the following diagnoses are considered an emergency and should be transferred to GOSH within hours from receipt of referral.
|Malaria (severe with possible admission to intensive care) ||1 week |
|Estimated LoS |
|Acute HIV (new diagnosis or acute manifestation of known) ||1-2 weeks |
|Complicated varicella ||2-4 weeks |
|Kawasaki disease ||1 week |
|Meningitis/meningoencephalitis ||1-2 weeks |
|Non-compliant HIV ||2 weeks |
|Open pulmonary Tuberculosis (including MDR-TB) ||2-4 weeks |
|Pyrexia of unknown origin ||1 week |
Children with the following diagnoses should be transferred to GOSH within days from receipt of referral.
|Spinal and other non-pulmonary Tuberculosis ||1-2 weeks |
Reviewed by Carla Hobart, General Manager ICI-LM. February 2012