When Mari and her husband, Tryfan, were told their baby, Meila, would be born with an abdominal wall defect, they didn’t know what to expect. Here, Mari shares their story from the moment of diagnosis to Meila’s operation at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) hours after birth.
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 Somers CRF provides specialist day care accommodation for children and young people taking part in clinical research studies. This state of the art, purpose built facility is available to all GOSH/ICH staff undertaking clinical research, in particular early phase and experimental medicine trials.
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).
We are currently recruiting nurses to work across our Critical Care services and have nursing jobs for Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses within our Cardiac Intensive Care (CICU), Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) and Paediatric Intensive Care (PICU) Units.
A gastrostomy is a feeding tube that is inserted directly into the stomach either surgically under direct vision (open or laproscopic), endoscopically (with a camera), or radiologically (x-ray guidance). A gastrostomy tube allows the delivery of supplemental nutrition and medications directly into the stomach. It also provides a mechanism to drain gastric contents if required. In order for gastrostomy feeding to be successful the child or young person must have a functioning gastrointestinal tract.
In addition to language, children with Landau Kleffner Syndrome (LKS) often experience difficulties in other areas of development. These areas can impact on a child’s ability to learn and interact with the world around them, as well as their psychological well-being and self-esteem. This page discusses key areas of difficulty in relation to learning, motor skills and behaviour.
Our purpose built, dedicated children’s facility is located on Level one of the Frontage building in Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). It provides a welcoming, safe and appropriate environment for children, young people and their families taking part in research studies/clinical trials.
At Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), we have developed a pathway for children and young people having spinal surgery. Spinal surgery is a complex procedure, so we want you to understand the benefits and risks of the operation so you can make an informed decision about whether to go ahead. This page explains what will happen from your child’s initial clinic appointment through to discharge, which clinicians you may meet and what to expect.
The Children's Hospital School at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and University College Hospital (UCH) operates a system of priorities with long-stay and recurring pupils given the most time and the highest priority.