2008 press release archive
Remaining twin dies at Great Ormond StreetWe can confirm that Faith Williams died in the afternoon of Christmas day.
This is very sad news and our sincere condolences to Mr and Mrs Williams on their tragic loss. The family will want peace and privacy at this difficult time.
26 December 2008
ICH helps UCL win top marksUniversity research is regularly assessed in the Research Assessment Exercise, an independent peer-review exercise which directly determines government funding.
18 December 2008
Small and special the lives of Victorian children revealedNew touching stories offering a glimpse into the traumatic lives of poor, chronically sick children during Victorian and Edwardian times have been revealed thanks to a project undertaken by Kingston University and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust (GOSH). Around 10,000 records, detailing the admissions of children who went to the hospital's Cromwell House convalescent home in North London, have been published on the Small and Special website an online educational tool. These stories join
15 December 2008
Conjoined twins updateWe needed to operate because the children's health was going downhill. This was an emergency operation because there was a blockage in their joined intestine which could only be resolved through separation.
03 December 2008
World first: bone marrow transplants for children with gut failure at Great Ormond Street HospitalIn a world first, children with failing and inflamed guts could be offered a bone marrow transplant (BMT) as a treatment option from April 2009.
02 December 2008
Does hip deformity in babies lead to hip osteoarthritis in later life?New research aims to shed light on whether a common hip deformity in newborn babies can play a part in the development of osteoarthritis of the hip in later life.
26 November 2008
Former Minister appointed chair at Great Ormond Street HospitalBaroness Tessa Blackstone is the new Chair of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust (GOSH). She replaces the current Chair, Sir Cyril Chantler, on 1st January 2009 for a four year term.
25 November 2008
UK's first Chair in Palliative Care for Children and Young People to be based at Great Ormond Street HospitalGreat Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust (GOSH) is delighted to announce the UK's first Chair in Palliative Care for Children and Young People will be based at the hospital.
The Chair will be called the True Colours Chair of Palliative Care for Children and Young People. The True Colours Trust is one of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts, and it is hoped that the creation of the Chair will act as a catalyst, drawin
25 November 2008
Vein of Galen malformationVein of Galen malformation is a very rare neurological condition involving an abnormal communication between arteries and veins in the brain. It is treated by specialist teams the key procedure blockage of the abnormal communication by an interventional radiologist (highly trained doctors who use catheters to inject a glue.)
21 November 2008
Clarification on press reports regarding child protectionGreat Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust (GOSH) did not take over Haringey PCT services because they were badly run or because of previous child protection cases.
Haringey PCT had taken a policy decision to divest itself of providing services in line with government policy for all PCTs. GOSH had been seeking to provide more community based services and this is why we took over Haringey PCT paediatricians in May 2003 and NMUH (North Middlesex University Hospital) paediatric services in April
18 November 2008