A team from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and University College London Hospitals (UCLH) have carried out the first two operations on the damaged spinal cords of babies in the womb, in what are the first surgeries of their kind in the UK.
A video capsule endoscopy is a test to look at the inside small intestine (also known as the small bowel) for to identify and diagnose any abnormalities. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about the Video Capsule Endoscopy (VCE) procedure, what it involves and what to expect when your child comes to GOSH for the test.
Today Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity launches a new campaign which vividly chronicles the events during a day in the life of the hospital. One Day at GOSH is a compelling visual and intimate account of 24 hours at the hospital.
The charity’s film crew spent 24 hours in the company of patients, families, staff and volunteers of GOSH.
This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the neurological condition Vein of Galen Malformation (VGM). It aims to help understanding the condition, how it can be treated and what to expect when a child is admitted to GOSH.
A buccinator flap operation aims to lengthen the soft palate. The surgeon moves some of the lining of the inside of the cheek on its blood supply to make the soft palate longer. This information sheet explains about the buccinator flap operation and what to expect when your child comes to the North Thames Cleft Service for the operation.
The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) is calling on parents, grandparents, friends and family to ensure medicines and cleaning products are out of sight and reach of young children and to alert families to the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning this Christmas time.
This information sheet explains the first phase of the assessment process to diagnose lower gastrointestinal dysmotility problems and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for assessment.
The Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health has an Intervention Service, coordinated by the Psychological Medicine Team, that offers brief, focused, evidence-based treatments to children with mental health difficulties.
Pharyngoplasty is an operation to change the shape and function of the soft palate and the area around it called the pharynx. This page explains about the pharyngoplasty operation and what to expect when your child comes to the North Thames Cleft Service for the operation.
Joe, aged 15, who features on Paul O’Grady’s Little Heroes, is being treated at GOSH for Marfan Syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects the body’s connective tissue, which plays an important role in helping the body grow and develop properly. Joe has an associated heart condition and required surgery to replace his aorta, the body’s main artery.
The medical and research team involved in his care share how they have used pioneering 3D Heart Modelling and Virtual Reality to aid understanding of his heart condition ahead of surgery.
Cleft palate repair is an operation to repair defects of the hard and soft palate. This page explains about the operation to repair a cleft palate and what to expect when your child comes to the North Thames Cleft Service for the operation.
This booklet has been produced by the PID UK Medical Advisory Panel and Patient Representative Panel in conjunction with Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Great North Children’s Hospital. It provides information on immunoglobulin therapy (Ig therapy) to help answer the questions parents may have about this form of treatment for children and young people affected by primary immunodeficiency (PID).The information should not, however, replace advice from a clinical immunologist.
CLOSED: This scheme funds patient-focused early phase translational clinical research (commonly referred to as experimental medicine), the aim of which is to pull basic scientific discoveries into clinical research, and through to benefits for patients and the NHS. This can include development of new pharmaceuticals, devices, preventative measures and diagnostic tests.
Lots of people contact the hospital asking for how to be referred to see our doctors. This page explains the process you need to follow. We cannot accept referrals from anyone who is not a doctor and as we do not have an Accident and Emergency Department at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). You should not come here unless you have an appointment or an admission.