30 years of GOSH's front entrance

19 Feb 2024, 10 a.m.

A group of apprentices all wearing blue stand in front of the entrance.

We've gathered a selection of photos to mark the closure of GOSH's front entrance.

The front entrance of Great Ormond Street Hospital is now closed and the canopy will be dismantled as part of the redevelopment of the hospital and the building of the new Children’s Cancer Centre.

The front entrance was built in the 1990s and officially opened in 1994.

In its 30-year history hundreds of thousands of patients, families and staff have passed under the canopy – and a few famous faces have joined them along the way.

The entrance is regularly decorated as part of celebrations within the hospital and families and staff alike look forward to seeing the latest artwork on the doors to the hospital.

Many patients and families take photos during their visits to GOSH.

Eva was diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma cancer in 2014 and has now been cancer free for eight years. She visits GOSH for yearly check-ups and took a photo in front of the iconic doors every time she visited to capture her journey. Here are some of her pictures:

Many of our staff take pictures at the front entrance. Here is a small selection:

Many famous faces have also visited GOSH and a few have taken a quick snap at the front entrance:

The new entrances at GOSH

Our main entrance on Great Ormond Street will be closed for the duration of the construction works of our new Children’s Cancer Centre from 19 February 2024.

Please check your appointment letter or MyGOSH for information about alternative entrances to the main GOSH hospital.

The Morgan Stanley Clinical Building entrance, on Guilford Street, is the best entrance for most people with an appointment or admission in the main hospital.

See Great Ormond Street Hospital entrances for more information.

New Children’s Cancer Centre will help improve treatments

Replacing outdated buildings on Great Ormond Street, our new Children’s Cancer Centre will mean that children with rare and complex cancers will receive care in the best possible environment, making it easier for them to be able to play, continue with school and participate in normal activities. The CCC will also enhance our ability to research and innovate to develop new and kinder treatments for cancer.

With significant outside space, a new hospital school, child centre inpatient wards and day care spaces, imaging, theatres and critical care services linked to the existing hospital, children and young people coming to GOSH will have access to the very latest technologies and receive care and treatment in environments that reflect their needs.

For more information visit Children’s Cancer Centre.

GOSH Charity is fundraising for the Children’s Cancer Centre, find out more about how you can be part of Build it Beat it.

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