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Leaving the Intensive Care Units at GOSH

This page explains about the process of discharging a child from the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU), Alligator, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). This leaflet supports the information that the intensive care team will give you before and after leaving the unit. When your child’s condition improves and they no longer need specialist intensive care, we will arrange transfer to another ward. 

About the Limb Reconstruction Unit

The Limb Reconstruction Unit forms part of the Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgery department at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). It is a tertiary referral service specialising in unusual or difficult cases of upper and/or lower limb deformity or length difference. Each year, we see about 600 children and young people in outpatients, and perform about 250 limb reconstructive operations a year. The team has always been multidisciplinary – made up of surgeons, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, orthopaedic practitioners, orthotists, psychologists and play specialists.