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Halo vest system

The halo vest system protects the cervical spine (the bones in the neck) from any damaging movement t the bones that allows the bones to heal following injury or surgery. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the halo vest system and how to care for your child when you return home.
 

The Together Festival

The Together Festival on the 19 – 21 September, will present a series of workshops, tours, talks and performances that are open to all patients, families, staff and local residents. From fun family-friendly activities, to film screenings and contemporary dance, there is something for everyone.

Meningitis

Meningitis is an infection that affects the meninges – the tissue covering the brain and spinal cord. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of meningitis and where to get help.

Dietetic services

The Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Specialist Dietitians give advice on nutrition, enzymes and vitamins. We work with families from diagnosis through to transition into adulthood, focusing on your child’s individual nutritional needs at every stage of their childhood.

Bubble PEP

PEP stands for positive expiratory pressure. Bubble PEP is a treatment to help children at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) who have a build up of phlegm (secretions) in their lungs. 

Speech and language development (from 12 to 24 months)

The aim of this page is to provide parents and carers with information and advice to help their child’s speech and language to develop. The leaflet explains the normal stages of early speech and language development between 12 and 24 months. It aims to help you understand the stage at which your child is functioning and the activities you can do to stimulate and encourage further development.

We recommend you speak to your child’s speech and language therapist if you have any questions or concerns regarding any of the information enclosed.