2012 press release archive

2012 press releases from Great Ormond Street Hospital

Cochlear implants

This page explains cochlear implants and what to expect when your child comes to GOSH to be assessed to see whether one is suitable. It also explains the operation to fit a cochlear implant and what happens afterwards. The Cochlear Implant Programme at GOSH is one of around 20 in the UK and to date has carried out over 1100 cochlear implants. The implant team is multidisciplinary, involving people from many different specialist areas. These people include the Consultant Audiovestibular Physician, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeons, Audiologists, Speech and Language Therapists, Teachers of the Deaf and Clinical Psychologists.

Functional symptoms

Functional symptoms are physical symptoms without an obvious cause. They can also be called Medically Unexplained Symptoms, Somatic Symptom Disorder, Somatoform Disorder or Functional Neurological Disorder. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about functional symptoms in children and young people and how they can be managed.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): information on shielding for children, young people and families

As we learn more about coronavirus, guidance about who should take extra steps to protect themselves will change. You might receive a text or letter from the Government to let you know that your child needs to start or stop ‘shielding’. We know that this can cause a great deal of anxiety, so we’ve put together some advice from GOSH to clarify what this means for your child and your family. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – information for children, young people and families

We understand that you might be worried about coronavirus – also known as COVID-19 – particularly if your child has a long-term health condition.

This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) sets out our advice and the action we are taking to respond to the coronavirus outbreak. You can find guidance for specific patient groups here. Visit gosh.nhs.uk/staysafe to meet Otto the Octopus and find out how you can help reduce the spread of infection, whether you’re out and about or visiting GOSH.