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Treating and reducing the risk of pressure ulcers after leaving hospital

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.

Bear Ward

Bear Ward is for children and young people with cardiac (heart) conditions. Some children stay here after surgery and others come for other types of treatments and tests.

Eagle Ward

Eagle Ward is for children and young people with kidney problems such as kidney failure, patients on dialysis or those having a kidney transplant.