A wonderful time at GOSH Play Street

22 Sep 2023, 11:01 a.m.

Child with a tiger face painting at Play Street 2023.

What a wonderful day at Play Street! Our fantastic annual event returned, welcoming patients, families and children from our local area to join us for an afternoon of play.

Celebrating World Car Free Day

We took over Great Ormond Street, closing the road off to host a range of activities for children and young people in the local area.

From gaming, to live music and street painting, we celebrated World Car Free Day in style!

We had over 15 different activities and areas, including a brightly coloured space hopper racetrack, live music, service animals including a police puppy and a falcon as well as our very own GOSH therapy dogs.

Creating a greener future

Play Street forms a key part of GOSH’s ongoing work to support the health of patients and their families, staff and the local community by improving air quality in and around the hospital.

Events such as the Play Street help us envision a different future, one where the road could be a healthier, green space for families and the local community to enjoy.

Play Street is just one way GOSH is working towards a more sustainable future. In 2019 we launched the first ever Clean Air Hospital Framework with Global Action Plan – a strategy aimed at improving the air quality in and around hospitals. We were also the first London Hospital to declare a Climate and Health Emergency and strive to lower carbon emissions across the organisation.

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