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Koala Ward

Koala Ward is for children and young people with craniofacial (head and face), neurological (brain) problems, epilepsy or who need surgery to the brain and spine.

Mouth care

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.

About us

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). 

Extravasation and infiltration

This guideline covers the recognition, management and prevention of infiltration and extravasation injury.

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.

Melphalan

Melphalan is a chemotherapy medicine used before bone marrow transplant or high dose therapy with stem cell rescue to help treat certain types of cancer, immunology and metabolic conditions.

Haemophilia

Haemophilia affects your body’s ability to control blood clotting, which is what is used to stop bleeding. It’s an inherited bleeding disorder, so if you have haemophilia it’s likely one of your relatives will have it as well.