The Louis Dundas Centre for Children’s Palliative Care supports an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to research, education and clinical practice for children and young people with life-limiting conditions and life-threatening illnesses and their families.
We see children between the age of three years and 16 years, who are suspected as having an autistic spectrum disorder. We accept referrals from all over the UK, if they are eligible for NHS treatment.
The clinical team at GOSH works closely with the research department at the Behavioural and Brain Sciences Unit (BBSU) at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH). We collaborate with colleagues around the world to try and understand the genetic, psychological and neurophysiological basis of disorders on the autism spectrum. All information we obtain in terms of interview, observation and other investigations is compiled into anonymised computerised files. From our database of nearly 2000 children, we are able to compare a child’s problems with others seen in our clinic and can look for similarities and differences. For research purposes, we usually ask parents to donate DNA samples too.
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).
Plans to open the world’s first centre dedicated to paediatric research into rare diseases at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) are to become a reality thanks to a £60 million gift from Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak.
The Children’s Hospital School Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Information Report sets out in one place information about our school and the way in which we support children and young people with a wide range of special educational needs or disabilities.
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).