A story in today’s Telegraph newspaper alleges Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) tried to cover up criticisms made in a draft of a review by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) of our gastroenterology service in 2017.
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.
Clinical outcomes are broadly agreed, measurable changes in health or quality of life that result from our care. Constant review of our clinical outcomes establishes standards against which to continuously improve all aspects of our practice.
Clinical outcomes are measurable changes in health, function or quality of life that result from our care. Constant review of our clinical outcomes establishes standards against which to continuously improve all aspects of our practice.
A gastrostomy is a surgical opening through the abdomen into the stomach. A feeding device is inserted through this opening. This allows your child to be fed directly into their stomach, bypassing the mouth and throat.
We know that there are occasions when you want to ring us to ask us a question and understand that it can be difficult to know who best to call. We have put together the following list to help you to direct your questions to the right member of the Specialist Neonatal and Paediatric Surgery team.
Corticosteroids are hormonal substances that are produced naturally in the body by the adrenal glands (which are just above each kidney) and by the reproductive organs. There are many different types of corticosteroids and they have different effects on the body. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about the use of corticosteroids to treat immune-mediated neurological conditions, how they are given and some of the possible side effects. Each person reacts differently to medicines, so your child will not necessarily suffer from the side effects mentioned. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
This page explains about transgastric jejunal feeding devices (also known as gastrojejunostomy or GJ devices), how they are inserted at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and how you will need to look after it once you return home.
Bevacizumab is used to treat various types of cancer and leukaemia. It is a ‘biologic’ medicine, that is, it is a manmade antibody that targets a specific protein on the surface of the cells that inhibits the formulation of blood vessels in tumours. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains what bevacizumab is, how it is given and some of the possible side effects.
The Dietetics department works closely with many clinical teams in the hospital where nutrition, growth and development may be an issue.
Allied Health Professions are: art therapists, drama therapists, music therapists, chiropodists/podiatrists, dietitians, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, orthoptists, osteopaths, prosthetists and orthotists, paramedics, physiotherapists, diagnostic radiographers, therapeutic radiographers, speech and language therapists.
Aspirin is a medicine commonly used to relieve pain, reduce swelling and reduce a high temperature. It also makes the blood less sticky so it is less likely to form a clot. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital describes aspirin, how it is given and some of its possible side effects.
Furosemide belongs to a group of drugs called diuretics which increase the amount of urine produced. Furosemide is a medicine used in patients with heart and kidney problems to stop fluid building up in the body and so reduce the workload on the heart.