Completed improvements to GOSH

Sight and Sound Centre

In June 2021 we opened the new GOSH Sight and Sound Centre supported by Premier Inn. The centre is set to transform the experience and care of children and young people from across the UK. Patients and over 100 clinicians have moved from outdated existing facilities into the bespoke, multi-disciplinary Centre designed especially for these children’s sensory needs.

A first-of-its-kind for children in the UK, the Centre features state-of-the-art soundproofed booths for hearing tests, an eye imaging suite, a dispensing opticians and other testing facilities. There is also a sensory garden with plants that children can see, touch, smell and hear, and bespoke and engaging artworks especially commissioned for children with sensory loss.

The Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children

In October 2019, we celebrated the opening of The Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children, and welcomed the first outpatients through its doors for treatment. The purpose-built Zayed Centre for Research brings together pioneering research and clinical care under one roof in a world-first that will help to drive forward new treatments and cures for seriously ill children from across the UK and international patients. The new facility has been built on Guilford Street, next to Great Ormond Street Hospital and UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health in London.