Christmas is always my favourite time of the year, a time for happiness, especially being at the hospital seeing all the children smiling and getting excited for Santa! Many children and families sit in their hospital beds hoping their wish to be home for Christmas comes true.
Just a few days after he was born, Edison became limp and unresponsive. His mum and dad feared the worse but a diagnosis of hyperinsulinism (HI) led to life saving treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Mum, Lucy, tells their story.
We are psychologists and therapists who work with children in the hospital and with their families. We also work with some of the other people you might meet in the hospital, like doctors and nurses. We see children for lots of different reasons. Coming to hospital can...
GOSH Arts and ORCHID (Centre for Outcomes and Experience Research in Children’s Health, Illness and Disability) have worked with patients, artists and health creatives to develop Blood Quest, an app that helps inform, entertain and distract children before and during their blood tests.
Joint scenarios for third-year nursing with final-year medical students – harnessing the principles of good inter-professional education, these sessions allow both groups to learn from, with and about each other.
Sophie, 24, first came to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) when she was just eight weeks old. Now under the care of adult services, she looks back on her experiences at GOSH and making the move to a different hospital.