This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is for families with a child who is thought to be at particular risk from cryptosporidial infection. We hope that it will help you to understand something about the infection and advise on ways in which you can minimise the risk of acquiring the infection. The advice in this information is not applicable to children, young people and adults with a normal immune system.
At Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), we actively encourage mothers to breastfeed or express milk if their baby is unable to feed from the breast. This page explains about breastfeeding and where you can go for support.
At Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), we have developed a pathway for children and young people having spinal surgery. Spinal surgery is a complex procedure, so we want you to understand the benefits and risks of the operation so you can make an informed decision about whether to go ahead. This page explains what will happen from your child’s initial clinic appointment through to discharge, which clinicians you may meet and what to expect.
Saethre-Chotzen syndrome is a type of complex craniosynostosis named after the two doctors who described it in the mid-20th century. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of Saethre-Chotzen syndrome and where to get help.
We know that having a child in hospital is difficult, so here at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), we aim to relieve some pressure by providing accommodation. There are two types of accommodation offered by GOSH.
Research can improve children’s lives, offering new ways of treating diseases or developing new medicines. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about the research we do and how to find out more.
At Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), we aim to provide the highest quality of care for your child. To do this, we need to keep records about your child, their health, the care they have had in the past and our plans for the future.
We realise that when your child is diagnosed with cancer, this can affect many areas of family life. This is why you will be offered an appointment with your keyworker at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to discuss your family’s concerns and situation as well as what help is available. This is called a Holistic Needs Assessment.
This guideline is intended to supplement the resources found in the 'When a Child Dies' (WACD) purple box located in every ward, which gives detailed information on the care of a child after death and, additionally, the ongoing care and attention that the child's family will require (Rationale 1).
We know that coping with the diagnosis of cancer, coming to hospital, and treatment itself can be stressful and can leave you and your child with a range of different feelings. These feelings can include worry, confusion and anger and are all perfectly normal.
This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains why blood samples are needed for laboratory testing before you donate stem cells and what is involved when you are asked to give a sample.
Isotretinoin is a retinoid, which is a type of Vitamin A. It is commonly used for the treatment of severe acne. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains what isotretinoin acid is, how it is given and some of the possible side effects.
Immunoglobulin is also known as IgG or antibody. It is a blood product and is given often as replacement for people who are unable to make their own antibodies. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains what immunoglobulin is, why it is used in Neurology, how it is given and some of the possible side effects.
All children with a cleft lip and/or palate will need at least one operation under anaesthetic. We know that anaesthesia is something that concerns families so this information sheet from the North Thames Cleft Centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and Broomfield Hospital answers the questions we are most commonly asked.