Friday 12 May is International Nurses Day and across the world, the global health family comes together to celebrate the nursing profession. This year the theme focuses on ‘nurses as heroes’ and here at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) we want to pay tribute and say thank you to all our nursing staff who we see as the superheroes of healthcare.
Landau Kleffner Syndrome (LKS) may be associated with complex language, and additional learning and behaviour difficulties. Children and young people with LKS will benefit from a school placement that can support their individual pattern of abilities and needs.
The following services and facilities are available at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for children and young people with learning disabilities. Please let us know whether your child has any additional needs in advance so that we can make preparations.
Clinical outcomes are broadly agreed, measurable changes in health or quality of life that result from our care. Constant review of our clinical outcomes establishes standards against which to continuously improve all aspects of our practice.
The Social Work service is part of the Psychosocial and Family Services at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH.) The service includes social workers, family support officers and family support workers, providing a direct service to children and families.
The SEND Information Report is designed to give information about our school and the way in which we support children/young people with a wide range of Special Educational Needs/ Disabilities (SEND), in all aspects of school life.
This guideline is to provide guidance on the administration of oxygen therapy in a non-emergency situation at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
NOTE: We review our guidelines regularly and this guideline is now past its review date. The content of the guideline below may not reflect the most recent evidence based practice. Please use with caution.
The Children's Hospital School at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and University College Hospital (UCH) operates a system of priorities with long-stay and recurring pupils given the most time and the highest priority.
A gastrostomy is a feeding tube that is inserted directly into the stomach either surgically under direct vision (open or laproscopic), endoscopically (with a camera), or radiologically (x-ray guidance). A gastrostomy tube allows the delivery of supplemental nutrition and medications directly into the stomach. It also provides a mechanism to drain gastric contents if required. In order for gastrostomy feeding to be successful the child or young person must have a functioning gastrointestinal tract.
Most young people with Multiple sclerosis (MS), who are eligible for treatment, will be offered first line treatments. In certain situations, or if the first line treatments have not worked adequately, then your child may be offered the possibility of trying a second line medication. These medications, like the first line treatments, work by interacting with the immune system and calming the inflammation that is attacking the central nervous system.