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Industrial action at GOSH: update for families and visitors

18 Jan 2022, 11:21 a.m.

19.01.22: Further to our statement from yesterday (please see below), the industrial action previously planned has been suspended. If you have any concerns or queries, please reach out to our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on pals@gosh.nhs.uk
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Children with rare genetic disease get world-first treatment to save sight

10 Jan 2022, 10 a.m.

In a world-first, GOSH clinicians have trialled a new treatment to prevent blindness in children with CLN2 type Batten disease, a rare and fatal genetic disorder.
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Amelia and her twin sister Lily sitting down and smiling

GOSH mum Layla recounts her daughter's stay on Bear Ward

5 Jan 2022, 10:54 a.m.

Last year Layla’s baby daughter, Amelia, arrived at GOSH for surgery at just nine weeks whilst her twin sister was waiting for her at home.
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Rates of short-sightedness increasing in the UK

19 Jan 2022, 7 p.m.

New research suggests our changing environment, as well as changing gene-environment interactions, could explain increasing rates of short-sightedness over time in the UK.
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GOSH Non- Executive Director awarded in New Year's Honours list

12 Jan 2022, 4:47 p.m.

Professor Russell Viner, a non-Executive Director at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, has been made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to child and adolescent health, particularly during Covid-19.
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Patient Henry pictured with mum, Shevonne.

Henry: our animated festive hero

2 Dec 2021, 1:24 p.m.

This year, 4-year-old Henry and his family will be home for the festive season, having spent Henry's first two at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). As part of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity’s Christmas campaign, enjoy our film.
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