Our brand new medical facility, the Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children, brings together pioneering research and clinical care under one roof to drive forward new treatments and cures for seriously ill children, both across the UK and internationally. One of the first patients to be treated at the Centre is Kai, aged 10.
During Paul O’Grady’s Little Heroes series two, we’re shining a spotlight on the inspiring staff across the hospital who help children get better and fulfil their potential. Clinical Nurse Specialist Rebecca Turquet cares for little hero Lucy, who features on episode six. Here Rebecca tells us about her role as a nurse in the Pulmonary Hypertension team, and her career journey so far.
Lucy, who features in episode 6 of Paul O’Grady’s Little Heroes, underwent two surgeries to correct the 'plumbing' in her heart shortly after birth. Lucy now has a Hickman line in place to intravenously administer medication 24/7. She carries the medication around in lots of different colourful backpacks. Her mum, Claire, shares their story:
Conor, aged 14, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia at four years old. He recently underwent a bone marrow transplant. On Paul O'Grady's Little Heroes we meet Conor during his time on the isolation ward. His mum, Jules, shares his story.