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Coming to hospital

Hospital entrance

We know that hospital can seem confusing at first and we will do everything we can to make it easier for you. This section is a guide to what to expect when you come to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

Directions, map and parking

Changes to the hospital main entrance

Non-English speakers

How to get referred

Find out what facilities are available at GOSH in our virtual tour. You can also check out our full A-Z guide of hospital facilities

It can be confusing to work out who does what. This section introduces some of the staff you could meet when you come to the hospital.                            
These pages introduce the different wards we have in the hospital. If you require more details, you will be able to click through to specific information about your ward.
This information is designed to help you prepare for your child’s outpatient appointment and explain what you can expect to happen during your visit.

Find out how to prepare for your child's inpatient or day patient stay and what to expect when you arrive at the hospital. 
 
 
We realise that life can be complicated when you have a child with complex needs. So we've designed the Family File to give you a handy place to record information about your child.
Learn about the role of the Infection control team at GOSH and how it is working with other members of staff to reduce the risk of your child acquiring an infection while in hospital.

Read more about what we do, including details of some of our pioneering achievements. 

 
 

Find out more about why we collect information about your child and how we use it.