Children from Ukraine to be treated at GOSH

15 Mar 2022, 12:32 p.m.

The scenes of destruction in Ukraine and the terrible impact on children and young people have horrified everyone at GOSH. We want to offer whatever support we can and this week we have welcomed into our care four children with cancer who have come to us from Ukraine.

These children were part of a group of 21 children and young people who were flown into the UK over the weekend with members of their families. GOSH is one of several hospitals working with the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England to care for these children.

Our priority is creating a safe space for these children and their families and our teams will be working hard to make sure these children get the very best care. We will also be working with our expert psychologists, play team and welfare teams to support them and their families and to connect them with members of the Ukrainian community in the local area.

We know there are many more children in Ukraine who need urgent medical help, and we will continue to work with NHSE and our partners in the coming weeks to support where we can.

We have had many generous offers of help and donations from people who are keen to show their support, but we are unable to accept donations of any form at the hospital. The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has launched a Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal to raise funds for food, water, medicine, protection and trauma care for people fleeing the war and we would encourage those who want to help to support this appeal.

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