The Activity Centre is part of the Children’s Hospital School at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and University College Hospital (UCH). We spoke with Activity Centre Manager Aoife O’Connor to find out more.
Young people, families and staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital School have named their superheroes from the National Portrait Gallery’s Collection for a new workbook and Gallery learning initiative. My Superheroes workbook was launched on 5 December 2012 by the National Portrait Gallery at...
Within 15 minutes of the birth of their baby daughter, Isobel, Abigail and Shaun knew that something was wrong. Here, Abigail shares her story of how Isobel was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and her hopes for the future.
An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan uses a magnetic field rather than X-rays to take pictures of your child’s body. The MRI scanner is a hollow machine with a tube running horizontally through its middle. ‘Feed and wrap’ is a technique used with young babies instead of sedation or general anaesthesia. Generally, babies tend to fall asleep after a feed, so we take advantage of this and scan them while asleep.
Facial bipartition is an operation to reshape the front portion of the skull, face and upper jaw to correct an abnormal head shape. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about the operation called facial bipartition with or without rigid external distraction (RED) frame, which is used to treat craniofacial disorders.
This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about the operation called monobloc advancement with or without rigid external distraction (RED) frame, which is used to treat craniofacial disorders. It explains how to prepare your child for surgery as well as what to expect in hospital afterwards.
This information explains about the first phase of the assessment process to diagnose gut motility problems, and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for assessment.
A port wine stain is a vascular birthmark caused by abnormal development of blood vessels in the skin. A port wine stain is sometimes referred to as a capillary malformation. This page explains about port wine stains and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital for treatment.
Suction is used to clear retained or excessive lower respiratory tract secretions in patients who are unable to do so effectively for themselves. This could be due to the presence of an artificial airway, such as an endotracheal or tracheostomy tube, or in patients who have a poor cough due to a variety of reasons such as excessive sedation or neurological involvement.
When his teenage son started showing signs of depression, Edward didn't know where to get help. His son's mental health deteriorated and he was eventually diagnosed with bipolar disorder in his early twenties. Here Edward tells his story.