GOSH statement regarding a former member of staff

6 Feb 2021, 9:59 a.m.

logo 1

A spokesperson for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) said:

"These are awful charges and since the case is ongoing, there are legal restrictions on what we can say at this time.

We can reassure patient families that we are working closely with police and none of the charges heard in court today indicate that Mr Farrell was targeting children at the hospital.

We have a dedicated safeguarding team who are the point of contact for all concerns and referrals. All our staff are required to carry out safeguarding training appropriate to their role.

We urge anyone who has concerns about this case to call the helpline that we have set up with the NSPCC on 0800 101 996 or to email help@nspcc.org.uk."

You can also find our previous statement on this issue published on 27 November 2020.

Surgery in the womb for spina bifida has stopped paralysis in dozens of babies

Dozens of babies with spina bifida have been spared paralysis and other life-limiting conditions after undergoing surgery in the womb in a cutting-edge procedure made available on the NHS.

Get Active: Cancer Sports Day 2021

On 3 July 2021 the GOSH Oncology team's cancer sports day is back, reuniting UCL and GOSH patients past and present with the wide spectrum of GOSH staff involved in their care, including doctors, nurses, physios and dietitians.

Common inflammatory bowel disease treatment is linked to reduced COVID-19 antibody response

New evidence indicates the commonly-prescribed inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) drug infliximab blunts the immune system to COVID-19 infection, potentially increasing the risk of reinfection.

GOSH and Moorfields treat the UK’s youngest patient with sight-saving gene therapy

Three year old Leo and his family appear in BBC 2's DNA Family Secrets to share their journey for answers into his condition and his successful treatment with Voretigene Neparvovec