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More patient treatment at Great Ormond Street

29 May 2009

There has been continuing growth in care delivered to patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

The activity report for financial year 2008-2009 shows that outpatient activity is up 9.6 per cent and in-patient activity up 6.9 per cent.

The proportion of patient episodes now dealt with as day-cases has increased and may soon reach half the number of in-patient episodes.

The average length of stay has reduced, even though around 10 per cent of in-patient episodes are for more than 30 days reflecting the complexity of many of our patients.

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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.