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Koala Ward

Koala Ward is for children and young people with craniofacial (head and face), neurological (brain) problems, epilepsy or who need surgery to the brain and spine.

Plaster casts

If you need a plaster cast to keep part of your body still while it heals, you’ll need to know how to look after it. The type of care it will need may depend on your condition or illness, as well as the operation you’ve had at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), but here are some general dos and don’ts.


Busulfan is a chemotherapy medicine used before bone marrow transplant or high dose therapy with stem cell rescue to help treat certain types of cancer and metabolic conditions.


The plastics physiotherapist at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) sees children with a wide range of problems. Some of these problems are present at birth (congenital) and some may have developed in childhood. Children who need plastic or reconstructive surgery are seen as outpatients, day case patients or inpatients. Children and young people need to be referred to physiotherapy by the plastics medical team before they are reviewed.