GOSH statement regarding a former member of staff

6 Feb 2021, 9:59 a.m.

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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."