The bewitching hour of all hallows is fast approaching and following last year’s fiendishly successful Halloween decorating competion, staff and patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), have been invited to make their wards/offices/laboratories spooktacular!
Cora, aged six, received injections of botox as part of a research study at GOSH. Most people will have heard of botox (or botulinum toxin to give it its proper name) as a cosmetic procedure but did you know that it can also be used to reduce muscle stiffness for children with cerebral palsy? Cora’s mum Poonam explains more:
During Paul O’Grady’s Little Heroes, we’re shining a spotlight on the inspiring staff across the hospital who help children get better and fulfil their potential. Samira Syed is a senior Associate Specialist in paediatrics dermatology and has been at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for a grand twenty-five years! She features in episode 4, treating patient George.
Meet physiotherapist Lesley Katchburian who cares for Cora in episode four of Paul O’Grady’s Little Heroes. Lesley, who is Lead Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist for Botulinum Toxin Services in Neurodisability at GOSH, explains why botulinum toxin can be helpful for children with cerebral palsy and why research is so important.