Procedures and treatments

Preparing a child for a procedure or treatment can be an anxious occasion. Great Ormond Street Hospital have produced a number of factsheets to help explain what will happen and what to expect.

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Search for information on procedures and treatments at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Spinal surgery at GOSH

At Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), we have developed a pathway for children and young people having spinal surgery. Spinal surgery is a complex procedure, so we want you to understand the benefits and risks of the operation so you can make an informed decision about whether to go ahead. This page explains what will happen from your child’s initial clinic appointment through to discharge, which clinicians you may meet and what to expect.

Adrenaline provocation test

An adrenaline provocation test is carried out to diagnose two conditions. One called Long QT syndrome the other CPVT (Catecholeminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia). This information sheet explains about adrenaline provocation tests, what is involved and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for the test.

Coming to Chameleon Ward from the intensive care units at GOSH

This leaflet explains about the process of transferring a child from the Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Units (PICU/NICU) at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to Chameleon Ward. When your child’s condition improves and they no longer need specialist intensive care, they will transfer to Chameleon Ward once the appropriate bed is available.