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UK’s first Chair in Palliative Care for Children and Young People to be based at Great Ormond Street Hospital

25 November 2008

Great 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, drawing on the significant expertise around the country, and building on the commitment to make high quality paediatric palliative care universally accessible.

GOSH is an acknowledged centre of excellence in the provision of paediatric palliative care. 

For further information visit: http://www.sfct.org.uk/true_colours.html

Contact information:

GOSH-ICH Press Office: 020 7239 3125
Email: Coxs@gosh.nhs.uk
For genuine and urgent out of hours call speak to switchboard on 020 7405 9200

Notes to editors

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust is the country’s leading centre for treating sick children, with the widest range of specialists under one roof.

With the UCL Institute of Child Health, we are the largest centre for paediatric research outside the US and play a key role in training children’s health specialists for the future.

Our charity needs to raise £50 million every year to help rebuild and refurbish Great Ormond Street Hospital, buy vital equipment and fund pioneering research. With your help we provide world class care to our very ill children and their families.