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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. Visit gosh.nhs.uk/staysafe to meet Otto the Octopus and find out how you can help reduce the spread of infection, whether you’re out and about or visiting GOSH.

GOSH siblings - have your say!

GOSH’s Patient Experience team is embarking on a project to better understand the experience and support received by patients’ siblings at the hospital. This week, the team has launched the Sibling Survey, which is aimed at capturing the views and stories of patients’ siblings across the hospital to identify what is important to them and the sort of support they would like.

Separating conjoined twins Yiḡit and Derman

Brothers Yiḡit and Derman were just 17 months old when they were brought to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Born craniopagus, meaning conjoined at the head, their incredibly rare condition required the unique facilities and expertise of GOSH - one of the only sites in the world able to separate and care for craniopagus twins. Hear from just some of the multi-disciplinary team who were involved in their care:

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