Statement on the passing of Sir Brian Hill

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Sir Brian Hill, who was Chairman of Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust (GOSH) from 1992 until 1997.

He was also a Special Trustee of the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity and helped to run the Tadworth Children’s Trust at the former ‘country branch’ of GOSH in Surrey. He was an Advisor for the Wishing Well Appeal and the subsequent construction of the Variety Club Building – he was pictured at the opening of the Variety Club Building alongside Princess Diana in 1994. In 1997 he was made an Honorary Fellow of the ICH.

GOSH staff members have expressed their appreciation for Sir Brian remembering all he did for the hospital through the various roles he played, from donor to chairman and always trusted advisor. He played a huge part in the hospital, advising on the construction of one of the main hospital buildings, representing GOSH to government officials, and protecting and championing the very identity of the hospital. 

He made a big difference in the lives of many children and their families and will be missed by so many people.

He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with his family.