This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital is about cystic fibrosis (CF) – an inherited disease primarily affecting the lungs and digestive system. It happens because the gene that is responsible for making mucus is faulty. Normally, the mucus that lines our internal organs is clear, lubricating and protects against infection. In babies with CF, it is thick, congesting and prone to infection.
Physiotherapy is an essential part of the treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF) and should start as soon as the diagnosis of CF is confirmed. This page explains the type of physiotherapy treatment used for infants with CF at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Further information is available online from the CF Trust website.
The Cystic Fibrosis (CF) unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) submits data to the UK Cystic Fibrosis Registry. This registry tracks the health of people with Cystic Fibrosis throughout the UK and the aim is to continually improve the standard of clinical care.
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.
This guideline is to provide guidance on the administration of oxygen therapy in a non-emergency situation at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
NOTE: We review our guidelines regularly and this guideline is now past its review date. The content of the guideline below may not reflect the most recent evidence based practice. Please use with caution.