Children and young people come here for day case investigations and go home the same day. Most tests are carried out in the unit, but some children may also need to visit the X-ray department on Level 2 of the hospital.
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).
The purpose of this guideline is to provide guidance about mouth care at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
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.
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.
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).
This clinical guideline from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) discusses nutritional requirements for preterm infants receiving enteral nutrition. It does not give guidance on the prescription of parenteral nutrition (PN).
Methotrexate is a medicine that has been used to treat chronic inflammatory conditions such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis, juvenile dermatomyositis, systemic lupus erythematosus, vasculitis and severe psoriasis for many years.This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about the use of methotrexate in such conditions.
This page explains a little about the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). We hope that this will help you at this difficult time.
The General Paediatric Team provides general paediatric medical input to patients across the hospital to support and improve holistic care for children and young people in Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).