Our skin is the most important barrier against infection so we need to look after it carefully. Sometimes, for a variety of reasons, people who are unwell develop pressure ulcers. At Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), we recognise that children can develop pressure ulcers too. This information sheet explains about the steps you can continue to take at home to reduce the risk of your child developing a pressure ulcer. It also explains how to manage a pre-existing pressure ulcer at home.
Oliver has been coming to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) since he was 12 months old. Here, he talks about life with methylmalonic academia (MMA), a rare condition that prevents his body from digesting protein.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is for very poorly newborn babies and infants who need the highest level of nursing and medical care. Most of the babies on this ward will need surgery for various problems.
A gastrostomy is a surgical opening through the abdomen into the stomach. A feeding device is inserted through this opening. This allows your child to be fed directly into their stomach, bypassing the mouth and throat.