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.
Meet Alanna Rudd, a Play Specialist at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). She explains the importance of play in reducing patient anxieties and providing a positive, normalised environment for children when they are at hospital.
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.
A highly experienced Human Resources and Organisational Development Director (HR&OD) specialising in leading organisation and cultural change is to join the leadership team of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
Jordan Benstead, a Senior Staff Nurse on Fox Ward, loves working at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) at Christmas time. She helps to arrange games, music and visits from celebrities to help the children on the ward, and their families, feel more festive.
A team from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and University College London Hospitals (UCLH) have carried out the first two operations on the damaged spinal cords of babies in the womb, in what are the first surgeries of their kind in the UK.