Two-year-old Ellie loves playing on the swings and slide and is hoping for a trampoline for her third birthday. But just last year, she spent five months on a Berlin Heart at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) while waiting for a heart transplant.
At Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), we have developed a pathway for children and young people having spinal surgery. Spinal surgery is a complex procedure, so we want you to understand the benefits and risks of the operation so you can make an informed decision about whether to go ahead. This page explains what will happen from your child’s initial clinic appointment through to discharge, which clinicians you may meet and what to expect.
The Occupational Therapy team provide inpatient and outpatient care to the Plastic Surgery and Dermatology services. The occupational therapists are available to answer your questions and to offer support to local services that may require additional information regarding your child's needs. This is to ensure continuity in care.
This page explains tongue reduction surgery, what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for the operation and provides practical advice on preparing your child for the surgery and recovering afterwards.
This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes and symptoms of idiopathic scoliosis (curvature of the spine from an unknown cause). Surgery to correct the curvature is the main form of treatment offered at GOSH, so this pack gives details of the assessment process to help decide if spinal surgery is right for your child. It also tells you what to expect when your child comes to GOSH.
As part of the Cardiorespiratory Clinical Unit, we are a Nationalised Commissioning Service awarded our status by the Nationalised Commissioning Group (NCG) for highly specialised services in extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and mechanical heart support.
Just a few days after he was born, Edison became limp and unresponsive. His mum and dad feared the worse but a diagnosis of hyperinsulinism (HI) led to life saving treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Mum, Lucy, tells their story.
This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about medicines used to treat children and young people with neuropathic pain – pain caused by the nerves sending wrong signals to and from the brain. At GOSH, we mainly use amitriptyline, gabapentin and pregabalin, although other medicines are available.
It is important that you should also read the information provided by the pain relief manufacturer, however our information relates specifically to children and young people and so may differ.
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.
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.