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In Kiev, Ukraine, the Okhmadyt hospital has many similarities with Great Ormond Street Hospital. Care is free at the point of delivery, it’s the largest children’s hospital and centre for paediatric care in the country, it’s well established, having been set up in the 1930s, and it provides a high level of care for children with cancer.

No waits

Nobody likes to wait. We understand the frustration that waiting can cause.  Transformation seeks to identify the causes of delays. We aim to fix the system, not the symptom. This can involve a fundamental redesign and a change in culture. We’re always looking at ways to make sure you get the right treatment at the right time from the right team.

Clinical trial for a new stem-cell based therapy for a rare skin condition proves promising

September 2015

Promising findings from a trial for a new stem-cell based therapy for a rare skin condition have been published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. The study, which involved intravenous injections of stem-cells, has led to an improvement in the quality of life for the subjects and their carers.

Your child is having an MRI scan using 'feed and wrap' technique

An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan uses a magnetic field rather than X-rays to take pictures of your child’s body. The MRI scanner is a hollow machine with a tube running horizontally through its middle. ‘Feed and wrap’ is a technique used with young babies instead of sedation or general anaesthesia. Generally, babies tend to fall asleep after a feed, so we take advantage of this and scan them while asleep.

Kaposiform haemangioendothelioma 

Kaposiform haemangioendothelioma (KHE) is a rare vascular (blood vessel) growth that may involve the skin and/or internal organs. It usually appears at birth or soon afterwards and in the early stages can be confused with other types of birthmark, such as an infantile haemangioma (also known as a haemangioma of infancy). Although it may be referred to as a tumour, it is not cancerous and does not spread to other parts of the body.