Message from the Chief Nurse

A personal message from Juliette Greenwood, Chief Nurse, about working at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

I am pleased to give you the opportunity to find out more about being a nurse, and about nursing at GOSH. 

We employ over 1,300 registered nurses who, as a valued part of the multidisciplinary team, have the privilege of working with, supporting and caring for children, young people and their families. We are passionate about achieving our shared aim of delivering world-class care, putting the child first at all times.

Our structure, support and learning opportunities help us work together to ensure that we are all competent, capable and confident. It means we are able to enthusiastically provide quality care that meets the individual, ongoing and frequently complex needs of the children, young people and their families.

We also have a clear vision of what our hospital can and should be. We want to be able to treat those children that specifically need, and should have access to, the services that GOSH provides, to consistently improve the privacy and comfort for children, young people and their families, and to make their stay with us as stress-free as possible. With this in mind, a major four-part redevelopment of the hospital is underway.

Without a doubt, nurses at all levels are also playing key roles in transforming our services to achieve zero harm, no waits and no wasteTo support this, we offer an impressive range of educational opportunities to help you develop your knowledge and skills. We also involve our nurses in developing evidence-based care and leading-edge practice. The hospital is committed to becoming a research hospital and for all staff this means that everyone who wants to be can be en

In return, sharing your knowledge, expertise and ideas will enhance the care we can offer our children and their families. 

Working together we can, and do, make GOSH a great place to be and to support this are the four values that we have identified through extensive working in partnership with our children, families and staff. These are for all staff and thus Our Always Values are:

  • Always Welcoming
  • Always Helpful
  • Always Expert
  • Always One Team

So, whether you are newly qualified, or an experienced nurse, joining our team will offer you an exciting and enjoyable step forward in your career and most importantly you will help us to continue to develop and deliver the best care to children and young people attending GOSH. 

Juliette Greenwood,

Chief Nurse at GOSH