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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Dr Naomi Dale is a consultant clinical psychologist and an expert in paediatric neurodisability. She has worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital for 18 years and she is also Senior Lecturer, UCL Institute of Child Health.
Worster-Drought syndrome (WDS) is a type of cerebral palsy (movement disorder) that affects the muscles around the mouth and throat. This causes problems with swallowing, feeding, talking, dribbling and other actions controlled by these muscles, such as coughing, nose-blowing, kissing and crying.