In Kiev, Ukraine, the Okhmadyt hospital has many similarities with Great Ormond Street Hospital. Care is free at the point of delivery, it’s the largest children’s hospital and centre for paediatric care in the country, it’s well established, having been set up in the 1930s, and it provides a high level of care for children with cancer.
Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is committed to improving the patient journey for all children, young people and their families. Recent surveys have highlighted some issues for young people including communication with professionals, privacy and dignity, lack of age appropriate facilities and transition to adult care.
Making sure patients receive safe, reliable treatment and decreasing their length of stay are cornerstones to the provision of care at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). One way to ensure this is to apply an integrated care pathway (ICP), but what exactly does this mean?