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Neuromuscular

The Neuromuscular service sees babies, infants, children and teenagers with a wide variety of disorders. The disorders range in age of onset and severity and are usually inherited (genetic) conditions but in some cases they are acquired. 

At Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), physiotherapists are an important part of the Neuromuscular team.

Puppy Ward (Test Ward)

Puppy Ward is a 14-bed ward caring for children with a variety of respiratory conditions from cystic fibrosis to empyema/pneumothorax and complex asthma.

We also look after children who require respiratory support from a ventilator (either via a face mask or tracheostomy).

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.

When a child dies

This guideline is intended to supplement the resources found in the 'When a Child Dies' (WACD) purple box located in every ward, which gives detailed information on the care of a child after death and, additionally, the ongoing care and attention that the child's family will require (Rationale 1).

Lung transplant

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.