The Mildred Creak Unit (MCU) is an intensive intervention 10-bed inpatient unit admitting children from seven to 15 years of age with a range of mental health problems such as eating disorders, somatising disorders and other emotional and behavioural disorders.
This guideline describes the procedure which must be followed whenever a diagnosis of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (M.TB) infection is suspected or confirmed, to optimally protect staff, patients and other visitors from risk of infection and assist in the care of the child with M.TB (not including Occupational Health policy).
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.
This is the ward where children and young people having specialist orthopaedic and spinal surgery are nursed. Patients on this ward tend to have conditions like congenital limb problems and osteogenesis imperfecta.
Azathioprine is known as an immunosuppressant medicine. It is used at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to treat certain types of chronic inflammatory conditions like systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), vasculitis, eczema and Crohn’s disease.
Suction is used to clear retained or excessive lower respiratory tract secretions in patients who are unable to do so effectively for themselves. This could be due to the presence of an artificial airway, such as an endotracheal or tracheostomy tube, or in patients who have a poor cough due to a variety of reasons such as excessive sedation or neurological involvement.
In the UK all babies are offered screening for phenylketonuria (PKU), congenital hypothyroidism (CHT), sickle cell disease (SCD), cystic fibrosis (CF) and medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (MCADD).
The Berlin Heart device is used in children whose hearts are no longer strong enough to pump enough blood around their bodies. There are many different types of conditions which can cause this need for support such as a weak heart muscle (cardiomyopathy) or an infected heart muscle (myocarditis).