The General Paediatric Team provides general paediatric medical input to patients across the hospital to support and improve holistic care for children and young people in Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
The Mildred Creak Unit (MCU) is an intensive intervention 10 place unit (7 inpatient beds and 3 day places), admitting children from seven to 15 years of age with a range of mental health problems such as eating disorders, somatising disorders and other emotional and behavioural disorders.
The Eating Disorder Team (EDT) is headed by Dr Dasha Nicholls, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, and paediatric aspects of patient's care are overseen by Dr Lee Hudson, Consultant Paediatrician. The full multidisciplinary team consists of experienced senior clinicians in psychology, psychiatry, paediatrics, nursing, dietetics, family therapy, and child psychotherapy who are experts in their fields. The team is recognised nationally and internationally for its work, teaching and research in eating disorders.
At Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), we try to achieve the highest standards in our clinical care and also in the services we provide for children, young people and families. We want to exceed your expectations so we try to improve what we do and how we do it all the time.
Waste is an ongoing problem in the NHS: money, time, resources – it can all be used better. We know this. Working more efficiently means working safer, thinking differently. Everyone knows that there is less money about so it’s vital that we explore new ways to improve what we do and how we do it.
David has various urological conditions and had a major operation to fit a Mitrofanoff catheter when he was eight years old. Now in his twenties, he shares his experience of his time at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).