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Craniofacial discharge

Your child has recently had craniofacial surgery. We are happy that your child has now recovered from their operation and is ready to go home.This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is designed to give you the advice and support you need when you take your child home. 

Plastics

The plastics physiotherapist at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) sees children with a wide range of problems. Some of these problems are present at birth (congenital) and some may have developed in childhood. Children who need plastic or reconstructive surgery are seen as outpatients, day case patients or inpatients. Children and young people need to be referred to physiotherapy by the plastics medical team before they are reviewed.

Central venous access devices (long term)

The purpose of this guideline is to provide guidance on the care and use of long term Central Venous Access Devices (CVAD) including advice on dealing with any problems encountered. For the purpose of this guideline, devices that are required to remain insitu greater than a month will be considered a long term CVAD.

Note: While this guideline refers to the 'child' throughout, all activities are applicable to young people

Duchenne muscular dystrophy and clinical trials

When Emma’s son Sam was three he was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a life-limiting condition which causes the breakdown and loss of muscle cells. Here, Emma shares her experience of having a child with DMD, and what it’s like to take part in a clinical trial at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

Duchenne muscular dystrophy and clinical trials

When Emma’s son Sam was three he was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a life-limiting condition which causes the breakdown and loss of muscle cells. Here, Emma shares her experience of having a child with DMD, and what it’s like to take part in a clinical trial at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

Neurodisability services

The Occupational Therapy team provide input into the Neurodisability clinics at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), working collaboratively as part of the multidisciplinary team. The occupational therapist will discuss your child’s current functional skills and assess their ability to carry out age appropriate self-care and school based tasks. Following the assessment, advice to support your child’s occupational performance is offered to local services to ensure continuity of care.

Spinal surgery at GOSH

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.

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