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.
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.
Bladder augmentation (also known as a cystoplasty) is an operation to enlarge the bladder using a piece of the body’s own tissue. This is usually the large or small intestine, but the ureters or even the stomach can be used.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Mel and her son Charlie, age 7, were both diagnosed last year with CAPS (Cryopyrin-Associated Periodic Syndrome), a rare inherited and auto inflammatory disease. Here, Mel talks about the diagnosis and Charlie’s journey to Great Ormond Street Hospital.
This information sheet explains how to look after your child after they have had sclerotherapy for a venous malformation at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and what to expect in the days following treatment.
We all have medicines of some kind at home, some of which could be dangerous if taken incorrectly. Here Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains how to keep your medicines safe at home. You'll also find tips for keeping a well-stocked but safe medicine cabinet.
Lamotrigine belongs to a group of medicines called anti-epilepsy medicines, which are used to treat a number of different types of seizures (convulsions or fits) including generalised tonic-clonic seizures. This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about lamotrigine, how it is given and some of its possible side effects.