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First findings from world’s largest study on long-COVID in children

2 Sep 2021, 9:28 a.m.

Up to one in seven children and young people may have symptoms of long-COVID 15 weeks later, suggest preliminary findings from GOSH and UCL ICH.
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Lauren O'Neil, Senior Research Nurse, GOSH

Clinical trial improves outcomes for children on ventilators

24 Aug 2021, noon

Trial finds that a greater involvement of nurses, minimising sedation use and increasing daily testing to assess the child’s readiness to come off the ventilator significantly reduced the time on mechanical ventilation.
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Celebrating South Asian Heritage Month

10 Aug 2021, 3 p.m.

In honour of South Asian Heritage Month, our Medical Director, Dr Sanjiv Sharma, shares his family story and celebrates the impact of the hospital's South Asian employees.
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Melina after her recovery

First lockdown sees sharp rise in children swallowing small objects

28 Jul 2021, 4 p.m.

The number of children referred to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children between March and September 2020 after swallowing a small object was more than double that recorded in the same period the year before, according to new research published today.
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Tracey Luckett, GOSH Chief Nurse

New Chief Nurse for Great Ormond Street Hospital

8 Sep 2021, 9:25 a.m.

Tracy Luckett has been appointed chief nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Tracy is currently director of nursing and allied healthcare professions at Moorfields Eye Hospital, where she has worked for the last 13 years.
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The Power of Play

8 Sep 2021, 9:30 a.m.

Great Ormond Street Hospital’s expert Play team knows play can help children cope with whatever life throws at them. They've teamed up with GOSH Charity to share expert play tips and resources with parents across the UK.
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