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Staying in hospital

Picture of Aaron, a Great Ormond Street patient

Staying in hospital is very different from being at home - read these guides to put your mind at ease before you arrive.

 

 




Lots of things can put you in hospital for a chunk of time. Here's how to get used to a being a teenager in hospital for a while.

Hospitals can be busy places with lots more food and activities on the menu than you might have bargained for.


Great Ormond Street Hospital has its own hospital school which means you won't have to miss out on your studies.


Adjusting to hospital life can feel unsettling – here's our advice for helping you cope with different feelings.


Life can seem hard if your brother or sister  is ill - here's some advice for siblings to help you cope.


It's natural to feel nervous about preparing for theatre - here's what to expect to help put your mind at ease.



Read these hospital life real stories to find out about other teenagers' experiences of staying in hospital.

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