The Department of Paediatric Metabolic Medicine is the principal provider of specialist child metabolic medicine services, both emergency and elective, for London (North of the Thames) and the surrounding counties.
The following services and facilities are available at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for children and young people with learning disabilities. Please let us know whether your child has any additional needs in advance so that we can make preparations.
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 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).
His Royal Highness Prince Harry, patron of WellChild, the charity for sick children, recognised staff and patients from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) with awards for their bravery and exceptional contributions.
The decision to withdraw or withhold life-sustaining treatment in paediatric and neonatal intensive care units (ICUs) is both complex and emotive for everyone involved. All members of the treating healthcare team, lead by the consultant in charge, should be involved in the decision-making process.This guideline is intended to be used by nurses when situations arise where it may be ethical and legal to consider withholding or withdrawing life-sustaining medical treatment.