At Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), we aim to provide the highest quality of care for your child. To do this, we need to keep records about your child, their health, the care they have had in the past and our plans for the future.
Did you know you have two brains, one in your head and one deep in your gut? This discovery and more was made by nurses from GOSH’s Flamingo Ward when they had a sneak preview of the new exhibition, Cravings, at the Science Museum in London.
This ward has 13 beds, all of which are cubicles, and is for children with cancer and leukaemia. The department provides a comprehensive service for the diagnosis and management of childhood leukaemia and solid tumours.
The Louis Dundas Centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is a specialist palliative care team. We bring together clinical expertise, psychosocial support and academic research to ensure children and their families receive the highest standard of care.
At Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), we have developed a pathway for children and young people having spinal surgery. Spinal surgery is a complex procedure, so we want you to understand the benefits and risks of the operation so you can make an informed decision about whether to go ahead. This page explains what will happen from your child’s initial clinic appointment through to discharge, which clinicians you may meet and what to expect.
While everyone at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is an expert in their field, you are the expert in your child. You will know better than us if they are not behaving as they usually do or seem different in some way. Studies have shown that caregivers are often the first people to spot changes in the health of their child, even when in a clinical environment.
Alice, age 11, took part in a clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of the drug tocilizumab for children with systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (sJIA). Results from the trial led to tocilizumab being licensed, which will transform the long-term health of children, like Alice, with sJIA. Alice and her mum, Nerys, tell us about their experience of taking part in the trial at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).