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Travelling to GOSH

We understand that travelling to and from GOSH during the current COVID-19 situation may cause some anxiety for families. Below we share some options for your journey, appreciating that public transport options will vary depending on the latest national guidance. 

If you have been asked to self-isolate before your admission or appointment, please remember that you should not use public transport to get to GOSH. Please see the guidance below about getting to GOSH safely.

If you’re worried about getting to or from an upcoming appointment or admission, please contact your clinical team.

Emergency steroid management plan for patients on long term, high dose glucocorticoid treatment

Many patients in the trust are treated with high dose steroids to manage their condition. When these medications have been used on a long term basis the child or young person can develop adrenal suppression. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about adrenal suppression and what action needs to be taken if adrenal suppression occurs. 

Having a RED Frame

The RED frame, which stands for ‘Rigid External Distraction’, has been used successfully for many years in children and adults to help correct many facial problems by advancing the forehead and midface. The frame helps the Craniofacial team to make adjustments to the shape of the face. This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains more about how we use RED frames.

Venous sclerotherapy

Venous sclerotherapy is a procedure used to treat venous malformations. Venous malformations are made up of extra veins that have no use and cause problems. This page explains about venous sclerotherapy, why it might be suggested and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for the procedure.