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.
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.
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.
This guideline is intended to guide and facilitate the care of patients under the care of the clinical teams at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust (GOSH). It has been approved by the Guideline Approval Group and is for use by staff of all disciplines and levels in these health care teams. The guidance contained here in is not intended to replace individual assessment and personalised treatment of the patient.
At her 12-weeks scan, Lisa discovered that her baby had a rare congenital defect. The next nine months were a rollercoaster of emotions. Here, she tells us about her experience at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
Miranda’s son, Humphrey, needed arterial switch surgery just days after he was born. Here, Miranda talks about dealing with the diagnosis and being transferred to the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
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.
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.
Children at risk for eating disorders on average have a higher IQ and better working memory but are less able to control automatic thoughts, according to researchers at the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH).
Rituximab (brand name MabThera®) is a relatively new medicine which works on the immune system. It removes some of the white blood cells in the body which are called B cells. Removing these stops the production of antibodies that may play a role in your child’s illness.
Congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI) is a condition treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) which causes the production of high levels of insulin. If your child has CHI, this can cause their blood glucose level to drop too low (hypoglycaemia).