2012 press release archive

2012 press releases from Great Ormond Street Hospital

Services at GOSH during this lockdown: information for children, young people and families

England is subject to lockdown and unfortunately this will impact on our services. We know this will be worrying for you. This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains how we will be working in the coming weeks – to ensure the children and young people who need us most receive care and treatment, and to support other hospitals in the North London area who are experiencing a massive increase in adult patients. We have had to make some difficult decisions but we hope you understand why we are making these temporary changes to how we provide services during these difficult times.

Normal sinus rhythm with ventricular ectopics

Ventricular ectopics are a type of arrhythmia or abnormal heart rhythm. It is caused by the electric signals in the heart starting in a different place and travelling a different way through the heart. If it happens occasionally, it should not cause any problems but if it happens a lot, you will need to have treatment. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains ventricular ectopics and how they can be treated.

Managing the festive period: information for families

We know that the festive period for 2020 is going to be a bit difficult, and we know you might be worried about how to manage it if your child has been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable, either due to their condition or the treatment they are receiving. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the latest Government guidance for the festive period and what it might mean for you, your child and your family.

Zog and the Flying Doctors

For Christmas 2020, Scholastic has worked with staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) on the UK’s number one picture book pair Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler for a timely celebration of doctors, nurses, carers and hospital staff. Julia and Axel’s bestselling book Zog and the Flying...