All children with a cleft lip and/or palate will need at least one operation under anaesthetic. We know that anaesthesia is something that concerns families so this information sheet from the North Thames Cleft Centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and Broomfield Hospital answers the questions we are most commonly asked.
This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains what will happen if a member of staff comes into contact with your child’s bodily fluids in such a way that there is a risk of transmitting infection. Bodily fluids include saliva, urine and faeces (poo) but this leaflet is mainly concerned with blood.
Children with cystic fibrosis (CF) may from time to time need an admission to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and this may be for a variety of reasons. Usually the admission is discussed with the family and planned ahead of time but occasionally a more urgent admission may be required.
When a child or young person shows discomfort by crying or shouting, it is not only distressing for them, but also parents and caregivers, as well as the staff attempting treatment. Children and young people can be helped through painful or difficult procedures using distraction therapy. This information sheet explains about distraction therapy and how it is used at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a genetic condition that affects mainly boys, causing gradual deterioration of muscle strength and eventually leading to full-time wheelchair use. Your child may not need surgery for many years, if ever, but we would like you to be aware of the potential risks and benefits in advance so that you and your child are prepared when surgery is needed.