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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.

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.

CQC action update

Last year, we welcomed the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in to inspect GOSH’s services. They focussed their attention on our critical care, surgical and mental health services. They also reviewed whether the organisation is well led.  The CQC rated the hospital as ‘Good’ overall with all of our services being scored as either Good or Outstanding.

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