The Respiratory Medicine and Transitional Care Unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has a multidisciplinary approach to the investigation and management of children with acute or chronic lung disease or complex respiratory conditions.
A pacemaker keeps your heart beating correctly. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about endocardial pacemakers and why you might need one. It also explains how one is inserted, and the effect it will have on your life afterwards.
Clinical guideline from Great Ormond Street Hospital for the recognition, prevention and treatment of the refeeding syndrome in children and young people admitted in the Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health who have experienced recent starvation.
The lead-up and routine around your child’s bedtime is referred to as their ’sleep hygiene’. Having good sleep hygiene can help your child both to settle to sleep and to stay asleep, and there are several things that parents can do to aid this. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about sleep hygiene and outlines some of the areas that could be considered when trying to ensure children have the best possible sleep hygiene.
Obstructive sleep apnoea is a condition that affects the airway and how we breathe. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and where to get help.
Great Ormond Street Hospital's work to achieve Zero Harm, along with its role as a leader and innovator in the field of Patient Safety, has been recognised by the awarding of the Patient Safety in Paediatrics Award at the HSJ and Nursing Times 2013 Patient Safety and Care Integration Awards.
Children with cystic fibrosis (CF) may from time to time need an admission to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and this may be for a variety of reasons. Usually the admission is discussed with the family and planned ahead of time but occasionally a more urgent admission may be required.
The purpose of this guideline is to support the safe and effective use of insulin at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). It follows the implementation of the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA 2010) guidance “Safer Administration of Insulin” and supports best practice throughout the Trust.
Iloprost is known as a prostaglandin. It acts by imitating a naturally occurring substance in the body called prostacyclin. It is prescribed at GOSH to treat pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the blood vessels in the lungs). It works by lowering blood pressure by widening the blood vessels in the lungs.
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.
A patient at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has just become the first child in the UK, and the fifth in the world, to be fitted with a second generation DiaPort System, adapted to deliver insulin directly into the abdomen, bypassing the skin.
A gastroscopy is a test that lets your doctor look down your throat and into your foodpipe, stomach and the first part of the small bowel. The doctor uses a long bendy tube with a built-in camera and light on the end to do this.