General news

Staying safe at GOSH and outside the hospital

As we start to reopen some of our clinical services, we’re looking forward to welcoming you back into the hospital. When you arrive, you may notice that things look or run differently than previously. These extra safety measures – from social distancing starfish to the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) – have been put in place to protect everyone at GOSH. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – information for children, young people and families

We understand that you might be worried about coronavirus – also known as COVID-19 – particularly if your child has a long-term health condition.

This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) sets out our advice and the action we are taking to respond to the coronavirus outbreak. You can find guidance for specific patient groups here.

GOSH Choir goes virtual

Thanks to a new virtual practice, the GOSH Choir is enabling staff and families to come together and share their love of music during COVID-19. Find out more about how the choir is bringing joy during this time and listen to their beautiful performance of the track ‘Better Days’.

GOSH statement on cases of children with symptoms including fever and abdominal pain

A Great Ormond Street Hospital spokesperson said: “Across the UK, a small number of very sick children have sought medical advice from the NHS with a particular set of symptoms, including a fever and abdominal pain. We are working with colleagues across the NHS to try to understand why this is, any relationship with COVID-19 and how to best treat these patients.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and vulnerable children and young people: information for families

You might have recently received a letter from the Government advising you to either isolate or ‘shield’ your immunocompromised or vulnerable child to keep them safe from coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. We understand that this can cause a great deal of anxiety, and so are writing to clarify what this means for your child and your family.

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