What's on for teenagers

Patient smiling with play specialist doing while arts and crafts

If you're due to stay in Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for more than a few days, you might be wondering what activities there are for teenagers to do here.

Take a look at our quick guides to what's on for young people at GOSH:

Bedside entertainment

An interactive touchscreen entertainment system is provided at most inpatient beds at GOSH, giving you access to hospital information, TV, radio, audio books, games and the internet.

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Film shows

Watch the latest films with other young people at GOSH.

  • When: First Monday of the month (later screening is for young people and adults).
  • Where: Weston House (opposite GOSH main entrance). 

Details of what’s showing each month are on display around the hospital.

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Activities from the GOSH Arts team range from visual arts to music and dance.

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Hospital School

If you’re an inpatient at GOSH, you can go to classes at the Hospital School so you don’t fall behind on your schoolwork.

  • When: During term time.
  • Where: Level 2 Southwood Building.

If you’re not well enough to go to school, and you’re a long-term or recurring patient, we try to arrange for a teacher to visit you on your ward.

More about the Hospital School.

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Internet access

GOSH has Wi-Fi you can connect to so you can still go online. The network has three levels of access:

  • Go-kids - for children under 11 
  • Go-teens - for 12-16 year olds 
  • Go-wifi - for over 16s 

Ask the staff on your ward or at reception for more information.

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Play specialists

Each ward has a play specialist who organises activities for young people of different ages at GOSH.

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Radio Lollipop

Interactive radio service run by volunteers. Take part in creative activities with them on the wards during broadcasts.

  • When: Monday and Wednesday evenings, 6.15pm-8.15pm.
  • Where: Channel 9 on ward televisions.

Call the studio on extension 6784 to make music requests and take part in competitions.

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Saturday Club

Play, arts and crafts, games and activity club for patients and siblings.

  • When: Every Saturday, including Bank Holiday weekends, 1pm-5pm. 
  • Where: Hospital School, Level 2 Southwood Building.

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Scouts and Guides

Make friends with other young people and enjoy activities away from the ward in our Scouts and Guides groups.

  • When: Tuesdays 6.30pm-8pm. 
  • Where: Hospital School, Level 2 Southwood Building. 

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Special events

Sometimes our volunteers arrange parties and events for patients and families in the Lagoon restaurant. Dates will be advertised on wards and in central locations before each event.

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