This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about central venous access devices, particularly for children with lysosomal storage disorders. Some lysosomal storage disorders can be treated with enzyme replacement therapy. This needs to be given directly into the blood stream. To do this, we will put a central venous access device into one of your child’s veins. This gives easy access to your child’s bloodstream so that your child can have enzyme replacement therapy.
This page explains about transgastric jejunal feeding devices (also known as gastrojejunostomy or GJ devices), how they are inserted at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and how you will need to look after it once you return home.
A video capsule endoscopy is a test to look at the inside small intestine (also known as the small bowel) for to identify and diagnose any abnormalities. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about the Video Capsule Endoscopy (VCE) procedure, what it involves and what to expect when your child comes to GOSH for the test.
This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about vascular rings detected during a prenatal ultrasound scan and what this might mean for your child. It will support the information discussed with you by your doctor and nurse at your appointment and it is important to remember that every case is slightly different.
Medicines can be confusing. We are told that they can cure an illness or improve our symptoms, but they can be dangerous if taken incorrectly. The key to dealing with medicines effectively is to understand them.
At Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), we have developed a pathway for children and young people having spinal surgery. Spinal surgery is a complex procedure, so we want you to understand the benefits and risks of the operation so you can make an informed decision about whether to go ahead. This page explains what will happen from your child’s initial clinic appointment through to discharge, which clinicians you may meet and what to expect.
The Attachment and Trauma Team (ATT) is a multidisciplinary Tier 4 NHS Service with specialist expertise in the assessment and treatment of children and young people from 0-16 with a background of abuse, neglect or trauma.
The water deprivation test allows doctors to measure how concentrated your child’s urine (wee) becomes when they are not drinking. The test can take up to seven hours to complete. This page explains about the water deprivation test and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to have one.
The Cardiorespiratory Unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) conducts research into congenital and acquired heart disease as seen from the fetus to the aged. The Pulmonary Hypertension Service at GOSH forms part of this specialty.
The Liaison Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service is a team of child and adolescent psychiatry doctors who assist children with mental health difficulties within Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
Earlier this month patients and families at GOSH (Great Ormond Street Hospital) were given the chance to get hands-on with science at our Research Activity Trial and with special lessons in the hospital school.
This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes and symptoms of idiopathic scoliosis (curvature of the spine from an unknown cause). Surgery to correct the curvature is the main form of treatment offered at GOSH, so this pack gives details of the assessment process to help decide if spinal surgery is right for your child. It also tells you what to expect when your child comes to GOSH.