When Ben’s parents received the phone call to say a date had been set for his surgery, they felt a mix of emotions. Here they describe their experiences of Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) and the journey to recovery.
Most medicines come in a variety of types or formats. However medicines that are rare or unusual oftern only come in one type. Your doctor will prescribe your child medicine in a format that makes it easiest for them to take.
Facilities for worship are provided within the hospital. A multifaith room on level 2 in the Southwood building is also available for prayer. Our patient advocates can provide information about other services and facilities that are available.
Angiography is a procedure that allows doctors to look at blood vessels in great detail using X-rays. If the doctors identify a narrowed portion (stenosis) of a blood vessel during the angiography procedure, they may stretch or widen it straightaway using a procedure called an angioplasty.
We see children between the age of three years and 16 years, who are suspected as having an autistic spectrum disorder. We accept referrals from all over the UK, if they are eligible for NHS treatment.
The most common reason why might the pulmonary valve need replacing in children and young adults is related to treatment of congenital heart disease. Pulmonary valve replacement is usually suggested when a child has symptoms of heart failure, such as tiredness on exercising.
The Occupational Therapy team provide inpatient and outpatient care to the Plastic Surgery and Dermatology services. The occupational therapists are available to answer your questions and to offer support to local services that may require additional information regarding your child's needs. This is to ensure continuity in care.
Paediatric Plastic Surgery Services offers world-class plastic surgical care for your child at this renowned centre of excellence. The Consultants work at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children delivering general plastic surgical services and specific sub-specialist interests in: