Meet our staff

Watch this video to get an overview of the team that work closely together in Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and what their roles are.

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Jamaal: "Hi, my name is Jamaal and I work on one of the many wards here at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

"Let me introduce you to some of the people that work here. I'm the Clinicians Assistant as you can see by my badge. I work very closely with the doctors and nurses. I do a lot of blood sampling before you go to theatre, but please don't be afraid of me. So what's my job title again? [pause] Good one! Let me go and introduce you to the others.

"Jane, come and have a word with us. So Jane is one of the nurses on the ward. So, what do you do?"

Jane: "We do observations, we give children medicine, try and make hospital less scary."

Jamaal: "So, 24 hours a day there's always a nurse around. I'll see you later."

Sinead: "I'm Sinead, I'm one of the physios. You can see he's had an operation on his head so he's been lying down for the last couple of days and now we want to start getting him up and about so he can go home soon."

Jamaal: "I'm sure you want to get home soon, don't you Harry? Well I'll come and see you a bit later.

"What's happening here?"

Suzanne: "Hi, I'm Suzanne. I'm the Playworker. I work with children providing activities and games to keep them busy and make it a bit more fun for them."

Jamaal: "Are you winning? [Yeh] Alright, I won't interrupt you, I'll see you later.

"Something smells nice, what's cooking Mr Wilson?"

Mr Wilson: "Chicken nuggets and chips, mashed potato, baked beans and pizza."

Jamaal: "That smells really nice. Well Mr Wilson comes on the ward around 12.30pm and 4.30pm and he makes sure all our kids are fed. So can I have some of this then?"

Mr Wilson: "No, it's not for the staff!"

Jamaal: "During your time on the ward you might meet some of our doctors from the Institute of Child Health. They carry out research on our patients and you may be asked some questions.

"I think you missed a bit just there! [laughing]"

Alicja: "Please go away! Thank you."

Jamaal: "Siobhan's our Clinical Nurse Specialist. So, what does that entail?"

Siobhan: "Part of my role is I meet families when they come on to the ward, talk through treatment options with the doctors and I also counsel families through the risks versus benefits of treatment options."

Jamaal: "So like a personal tour guide?!"

Siobhan: "Yes, you could say that!"

Jamaal: "On most wards you can accommodate for both parents to stay at the bedside. If not, we can accommodate you in our patient hotel or our sick children's unit."

William: "Hi, I'm William Harkness. I'm one of the senior neurosurgeons here so I'm afraid I've been around for quite a long time. As well as looking after patients who come in as an emergency, I also have a specialist interest in the surgical treatment of patients with epilepsy."

Jamaal: "Thank you Mr Harkness, I'll see you later.

"This is Sophia, one of our senior house officers. So what do you do?"

Sophia: "So when a patient first arrives at the ward, I go through the medical history and perform an examination. Then I'll just check what's brought them to Great Ormond Street Hospital."

Jamaal: "So as you can see on the ward, there's a lot of people doing a lot of different jobs. We are a really friendly bunch but if you have any questions, the main thing to do Lewis, is..."

...just ask!"