Hospital people

Chien Wong: Taking a closer look at surgical retinal disease

Meet Chien Wong, Consultant Ophthalmologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Chien is a consultant eye surgeon at GOSH, with a special interest in surgical retinal diseases in children. He leads the de facto UK national centre for retinal detachment in premature babies at GOSH. Here he explains his role in paediatric ophthalmology and his treatment for patient Lucas, who features on Paul O’Grady’s Little Heroes. 

Helping Taylor-Rose

Taylor-Rose’s dramatic story featured in this week’s episode of Paul O’Grady’s Little Heroes. Meet Simon Blackburn, the Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) surgeon who played a key role in her treatment and recovery.

Understanding Noah’s nephrectomy

Jelena Stojanovic is a Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist, meaning that she is dedicated to improving the care of children with renal disease and related conditions. Her specialisms include transplantation, liver and kidney conditions and renovascular hypertension. Here she shares how she planned treatment for Noah's Alagille syndrome, who appears on Paul O'Grady's Little Heroes. 

Helping young people to face their fears

Meet Dr Maria Hadji-Michael (left), Clinical Psychologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital, who supports Oscar, who featured in the second series of Paul O’Grady’s Little Heroes. 

Maria explains that although Oscar has Tourette syndrome, his biggest difficulty when he came to see her was anxiety. She shares how the use of exposure tasks (‘facing fear’) can help reduce anxiety in young patients like Oscar and why we need to dispel common misconceptions around Tourette’s syndrome. 

Celebrating LGBT History Month

February is LGBT History Month – a month of looking back at the history of gay rights and related civil rights movements – celebrating how far we have come in the fight for equality. For allies, it’s a chance to better understand the struggles that LGBT+ people face and how to better support them.