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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). 


The plastics physiotherapist at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) sees children with a wide range of problems. Some of these problems are present at birth (congenital) and some may have developed in childhood. Children who need plastic or reconstructive surgery are seen as outpatients, day case patients or inpatients. Children and young people need to be referred to physiotherapy by the plastics medical team before they are reviewed.


The Neuromuscular service sees babies, infants, children and teenagers with a wide variety of disorders. The disorders range in age of onset and severity and are usually inherited (genetic) conditions but in some cases they are acquired. 

At Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), physiotherapists are an important part of the Neuromuscular team.


A splenectomy is an operation to remove the spleen. If you have a rare blood disease, such as hereditary spherocytosis, you may need to have your spleen removed. At Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) we do splenectomies using keyhole surgery, which is a minimally invasive form of surgery.