Updated statement relating to media stories about a former staff member
27 Nov 2020, 6:35 p.m.
A spokesperson for Great Ormond Street Hospital said:
These charges relating to a former member of GOSH staff are awful.
It was upsetting to hear from court today that some of the charges relate to the hospital site. However, it is important to stress, as stated by the judge today, that children at GOSH were not being targeted.
We will continue to support the police as they progress the case but we know many people will have concerns and questions.
Due to the ongoing legal proceedings we are really limited in what we can say but we can confirm again that Paul Farrell was dismissed from the Trust.
Safeguarding is fundamental to the care we provide. We review our safeguarding policies regularly and they are in line with national best practice and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. There's a page with more information on our helpline here.
Our former statement can be found here.
First findings from world’s largest study on long-COVID in children
Up to one in seven children and young people may have symptoms of long-COVID 15 weeks later, suggest preliminary findings from GOSH and UCL ICH.
Clinical trial improves outcomes for children on ventilators
Trial finds that a greater involvement of nurses, minimising sedation use and increasing daily testing to assess the child’s readiness to come off the ventilator significantly reduced the time on mechanical ventilation.
Celebrating South Asian Heritage Month
In honour of South Asian Heritage Month, our Medical Director, Dr Sanjiv Sharma, shares his family story and celebrates the impact of the hospital's South Asian employees.
GOSH to Share Electronic Patient System with The Royal Marsden
We’re pleased to announce that Great Ormond Street Hospital and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust have signed an agreement to share a single electronic patient record system (EPR).