Friday 12 May is International Nurses Day and across the world, the global health family comes together to celebrate the nursing profession. This year the theme focuses on ‘nurses as heroes’ and here at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) we want to pay tribute and say thank you to all our nursing staff who we see as the superheroes of healthcare.
We want every child and young person to have the best experience possible when visiting or staying at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). We will always try to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ for children and young people with additional needs – for example, considering a child’s needs when allocating single cubicles, finalising theatre list order or planning outpatient appointments.
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 Department of Radiology at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) offers a comprehensive range of diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology services for children and young people up to 18 years of age.
Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) is a rare neurological (brain) condition characterised by episodes of optic neuritis (inflammation or swelling of the optic nerve), transverse myelitis (inflammation or swelling of the spinal cord), together with one or more other diagnostic criteria including in some cases the presence of a specific antibody (AQP4).This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) and where to get help.
This is a ‘Tier 4 referral’ national service at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for children with a suspected autistic spectrum disorder. Children are seen in the Social Communication Disorders Clinic, which is managed by Professor David Skuse.
This guideline is intended to guide and facilitate the care of patients under the care of the clinical teams at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust (GOSH). The guidance contained herein is not intended to replace individual assessment and personalised treatment of the patient.
Dr Alison Salt is an expert in paediatric neurodisability. She has worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital for 14 years and is also Consultant Paediatrician at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Senior Lecturer, Institute of Child Health, UCL.
The possibility of using animal parts to overcome human organ shortages moves one step closer following the successful transplant of rabbit skeletal muscle tissue into rats, by a team led by the UCL Institute of Child Health.
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.