In order to maintain and advance our position as one of the world’s leading centres for paediatric care and research, we desperately need to upgrade our oldest buildings and create additional space to allow more children to be treated.
How will this affect families and visitors?
While this is happening, the main entrance to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and most of the reception area will be closed from the end of January 2013 to spring 2014.
On completion, the main entrance will be refurbished, looking brighter and friendlier for patients, families and visitors, with more play and waiting space.
Families and visitors will still be able to access the hospital from Great Ormond Street, but will be signposted through Outpatients. A temporary main entrance will be created between the usual main doors and Outpatients on the right. The GOSH main reception desk will be located inside the Outpatients department.
For visitors to the Maxillofacial and Dental department only
Visitors coming to this department only, should go to hospital main entrance and bear to the left (behind the boxed in Peter Pan statue). There will be a marked temporary wheelchair-friendly entrance.
During this work, services currently based in the main reception will be moved to the following temporary locations:
- the main reception desk will move to Outpatients Reception, Level 2, VCB
- the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (Pals) will move to Room B2010 (next to the existing shop), Level 2, VCB
the Patient and family accommodation office will move to Room K3018, Level 3, Cardiac Wing
the Transport office will move to Room K2002A, Level 2, Cardiac Wing
Security will temporarily move to the former Costa coffee shop, Level 2, Southwood Building
the coffee cart will be located in the hospital shop
the Friends and Charity desks will move to The Lagoon, Level 2, Morgan Stanley Clinical Building
volunteers will be mobile to help direct families and visitors
The main construction work will take place between February 2013 and spring 2014, with main reception re-opening in spring 2014.