From small beginnings in 1951 to teaching patients from age five to 19 now, here is a short history of The Children's Hospital School at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and University College Hospital (UCH).
The Activity Centre is part of the Children’s Hospital School at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and University College Hospital (UCH). We spoke with Activity Centre Manager Aoife O’Connor to find out more.
February is LGBT History Month – a month of looking back at the history of gay rights and related civil rights movements – celebrating how far we have come in the fight for equality. For allies, it’s a chance to better understand the struggles that LGBT+ people face and how to better support them.
The Parenting and Child Service (PACS) offers a specialist out-patient service for children and families where there has been a history of abuse, neglect or trauma. The team is currently configured of two teams: the Attachment and Trauma Team (ATT) and the Child Care Consultation Team (CCCT).
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.
This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about the operation called monobloc advancement with or without rigid external distraction (RED) frame, which is used to treat craniofacial disorders. It explains how to prepare your child for surgery as well as what to expect in hospital afterwards.
Facial bipartition is an operation to reshape the front portion of the skull, face and upper jaw to correct an abnormal head shape. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about the operation called facial bipartition with or without rigid external distraction (RED) frame, which is used to treat craniofacial disorders.
Orbital box osteotomy is an operation used to correct abnormal eye socket shape or placement. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about the operation called orbital box osteotomy, which is used to treat craniofacial disorders. It explains how to prepare your child for surgery as well as what to expect in hospital afterwards.
2012, the NHS has made epilepsy surgery a nationally commissioned service and in England there are four centres designated as part of the Children’s Epilepsy Surgery Service (CESS). The recognised centres are Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool/Manchester, and Great Ormond Street...
The purpose of this guideline is to support the safe and effective use of insulin at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). It follows the implementation of the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA 2010) guidance “Safer Administration of Insulin” and supports best practice throughout the Trust.
Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) encompasses a group of rare genetic fragile skin conditions, which cause the skin to blister or shear in response to minimal friction or trauma. This page has been compiled by Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and DEBRA, the national charity that supports people living and working with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB).
Alternating hemiplegia is a rare condition where a child has episodes of weakness affecting one side of the body. This weakness can affect all the muscles on the affected side, not just those in the limbs. After an episode, the weakness improves, but will recur during the next episode.
Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) is a genetic condition present from birth. Its primary feature is fractures usually caused by minimal impact. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) describes osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), what causes it and how it can be managed. It also tells you about the highly specialised service for OI based at GOSH.