If young people with significant mental health challenges are supported to collaborate on what their care could be like, what happens? What if these young people create the boundaries for making art? Share their wellbeing wants and needs? Become professional designers?
During Paul O’Grady’s Little Heroes series two, we’re shining a spotlight on the inspiring staff across the hospital who help children get better and fulfil their potential. Clinical Nurse Specialist Rebecca Turquet cares for little hero Lucy, who features on episode six. Here Rebecca tells us about her role as a nurse in the Pulmonary Hypertension team, and her career journey so far.
Lucy, who features in episode 6 of Paul O’Grady’s Little Heroes, underwent two surgeries to correct the 'plumbing' in her heart shortly after birth. Lucy now has a Hickman line in place to intravenously administer medication 24/7. She carries the medication around in lots of different colourful backpacks. Her mum, Claire, shares their story:
Conor, aged 14, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia at four years old. He recently underwent a bone marrow transplant. On Paul O'Grady's Little Heroes we meet Conor during his time on the isolation ward. His mum, Jules, shares his story.
Alllied Health Professionals (AHPs) play an integral role at GOSH. This group of independent practitioners contribute to multidisciplinary team (MDT) assessment and work hard to maximise the diagnosis, treatment and successful discharge of our patients. As we celebrate AHPs Day on Monday 14 October, let’s find out more about the teams and what they do…
Meet Michael Stylianou, Senior Operating Department Practitioner (SODP). By helping manage and understand their procedural anxiety, Michael supports children and families at GOSH in recognising, recording and responding to procedural anxiety.
Romeo became a patient at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) when he was just two hours old, after being born with a very rare and complex heart condition. With difficult decisions ahead, Romeo's mum, Donna shares how the GOSH Palliative Care team have supported their family.
Once a year, in every hospital in England, Patient Led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE) happen. You get to rate everything from how clean the floor is to how tasty the jelly is! We are looking for patients, ex-patients and parents to inspect us on 23 October 2019.