The aims of the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Physiotherapy team at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) are to assess and treat children with CF, to support families to carry out and assist in carrying out physiotherapy for children of all ages.
It is common for children to be highly active, especially at younger ages. In most cases, this is normal behaviour and they will gradually grow out of it. However, for some children, there could be an underlying difficulty, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Head injuries may involve the scalp, the skull, the brain or its protective membranes.This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the effects that a head injury can have on a child. It also sets out the treatment and care of any complications following a head injury.
Orthopaedics is the specialty that treats diseases or injuries of the body's musculoskeletal system. This system includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves and allows you to move, walk and be active. At Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) we specialise in treating babies, children and teenagers with often rare and complex congenital (born with) and developmental orthopaedic conditions.
Barbara Childs, Matron of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), was invited to be a judge on this year’s series of Great British Menu, which is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the NHS. We spoke to Barbara to find out more about her experience as a star judge and working in the NHS in this special anniversary year.
Neuroscience is the medical speciality under the care of the neurology and neurosurgical teams. The team assesses and treats children with conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. At Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), physiotherapists work as an important part of the neurosciences team.
Parenteral nutrition is used at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) when the gut is unable to absorb enough nutrition to enable your child to grow and develop normally. A liquid solution that contains nutrients (vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, proteins and fats) needed for growth and development is given directly into a vein.
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).
This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is for parents of children and young people undergoing assessment for possible lung or heart-lung transplantation. A transplant is a serious operation and is not without risk. A transplant can be the only effective treatment option for certain serious lung diseases; however, it is not a cure. In many situations transplantation can lead to an extension of life with improved quality.
Infection, Cancer and Immunity (ICI) is a division within Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). The division covers the treatment of children with cancer, underlying immunology problems and congenital or acquired infectious diseases. Many of these children will undergo a bone marrow transplant as part of their treatment.
Symbrachydactyly is a congenital (present at birth) hand anomaly, which affects a single upper limb. It is not inherited. It is characterised by short, stiff, webbed or missing fingers. The underlying muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones are all affected.