Parents and families video guides

This series of short videos has been produced to provide you with useful information about hospital life, from coming to Great Ormond Street Hospital for the first time to being discharged.

Lottie, a patient at Great Ormond Street Hospital, and her mum Kate explain what it's like to come to the hospital for the first time.

With this short film you'll get an overview of the team that work closely together in the hospital and what their roles are.

In this video we introduce to you to the many support services available to patients and parents at the hospital, including the PALS service and the chaplaincy.

This short film introduces the hospital play specialists and finds out how important play is to the patients - from the therapy of art to learning to find hospital equipment less scary.

Find out about how patients prepare for going home, from learning about medicine they have to take to being referred to local hospitals.

Watch our video for advice on what to bring, how to keep busy between appointments and what to expect before you come here.

Find out how to stay in touch with your friends, what to bring with you and how to keep busy while you are here.

We get some brilliant tips from our superstar patient, Lottie, on the 10 things to bring to the hospital. That is, if she can keep a straight face...