The anaesthetic team consists of a consultant (or specialist) anaesthetist, sometimes assisted by a junior anaesthetist, and an anaesthetic assistant, usually a nurse. An anaesthetist is a doctor who makes your child go to sleep and stay pain-free during an operation. They will stay with your child for the whole operation.
Each year, a number of babies and children will suffer an accident or illness severe enough to stop them breathing (respiratory arrest). In a small number of these cases, it will even stop their heart beating (cardiac arrest).
This information sheet explains the various tests your child will need to prepare for a bone marrow transplant (BMT). It also explains a little about what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for these tests and introduces you to the members of the BMT team.
This page explains about the process of discharging a child from the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU), Alligator, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). This leaflet supports the information that the intensive care team will give you before and after leaving the unit. When your child’s condition improves and they no longer need specialist intensive care, we will arrange transfer to another ward.