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Supporting children and young people after a traumatic hospital admission

Being in hospital can be a difficult and sometimes scary experience, both for parents and children/young people. Some experiences can feel particularly traumatic and you may worry about how your child will cope following this. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains what to expect and give suggestions for how you can help.

How can hospitals become more sustainable?

GOSH Arts are working with artists Something & Son to imagine how hospitals could become more sustainable and incorporate elements of the natural world. The environmental ideas and passion of the younger generation are important, so this project will involve the GOSH Young People’s Forum (YPF) and we hope to link with hospitals around the country to share ideas online.

Rasburicase

Rasburicase is a medicine that is sometimes given at the start of chemotherapy for leukaemia or lymphomas. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains what rasburicase is, how it is given and some of the possible side effects. Each person reacts differently to medicines, so your child will not necessarily suffer from every side effect mentioned. 

Jugnoo Rahi

Jugnoo is a practising ophthalmologist and an epidemiologist. She is an Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist, and Professor of Ophthalmic Epidemiology at the UCL GOS Institute of Child Health and the UCL Institute of ophthalmology. 

Ameenat Lola Solebo

Lola is a Consultant in Paediatric Ophthalmology since May 2017, and has been a part of the GOSH Uveitis team since April 2016. She is also a post-graduate Epidemiologist at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. She holds a prestigious National Institute of Health Research Clinician...

GOSH Choir goes virtual

Thanks to a new virtual practice, the GOSH Choir is enabling staff and families to come together and share their love of music during COVID-19. Find out more about how the choir is bringing joy during this time and listen to their beautiful performance of the track ‘Better Days’.

Tioguanine

Tioguanine is a medicine used to treat certain types of cancer and leukaemia.This page explains what tioguanine is, how it is given and some of the possible side effects. Each person reacts differently to medicines, so your child will not necessarily suffer from every side effect mentioned. 

Ondansetron

Ondansetron is a medicine which prevents your child feeling sick (nausea) and being sick (vomiting). This type of drug is called an anti-emetic. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains what ondansetron is, how it is given and some of the possible side effects. Each person reacts differently to medicines, so your child will not necessarily suffer from every side effect mentioned.