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Listen to inspiring audio interviews with some of the staff who work at Great Ormond Street Hospital and learn what their role involves.
Luke Murphy is the Pals Service Manager, which supports families with help, information and guidance when facing significant challenges during their child’s stay in hospital.
Sasha Morris is a play specialist, which means she encourages patients to use play as a way of preparing for surgery and procedures.
Gillian Cheyne is a radiographer who works with CT, MRI and X-rays to examine the internal structure of patient’s body to help reach diagnosis or aid treatment.
Isabeau Walker is an anaesthetic consultant who looks after children at a time when they are having a major operation, or if they are on an intensive care ward.
Vanessa Shaw heads the Dietetics department, where she oversees a team of dieticians who look after the nutritional needs of the hospital’s patients.
Andy Petros leads the child acute transport service, which provides a unique service for children requiring intensive care treatment while being taken to hospital.
Daniela Hearst is a consultant clinical psychologist, who works with children and families to help them psychologically adapt to an illness.
Marie Pinkstone is a speech and language therapist, who operates within the cleft palate team and focuses on speech, language and communication.
Clare Gilmour is a clinical nurse specialist. She provides specialised care for patients, in this case specialising in immunology, while also supporting families through their child's treatment.
Neil Shah works as a paediatric gastroenterologist, which means that he is an expert who concentrates on providing care for children’s gut conditions.
You can also find out more about the roles of other staff members by watching our short video called 'Meet the staff', as part of our Parents and families video guide series.
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust Great Ormond Street London WC1N 3JH