Oncology admission criteria
This is a list of patient diagnoses which are admitted to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) by our Oncology team, the timeframe in which they should be treated and their estimated length of stay (LoS).
Health professionals are reminded that this information is for guidance only.
Children with the following diagnoses are considered an emergency and should be transferred to GOSH within hours from receipt of referral.
|Brain tumours in children under 16 years of age causing elevated pressure or haemorrhage||Determined by treatment protocol|
|Complex palliative care||Undefinable|
|Relapses||Determined by treatment protocol|
Children with the following diagnoses should be transferred to GOSH within days from receipt of referral.
|All malignancy in North Thames||Determined by treatment protocol|
|All under one year malignancy in south east England||Determined by treatment protocol|
|Brain tumours in children under 16 years of age||Determined by treatment protocol|
|Febrile neutropenic (that is unmanageable at local hospital)||Determined on a case-by-case basis depending on clinical condition|
|Mediastinal mass||Determined by treatment protocol|
|Relapses (non-emergency)||Determined by treatment protocol|
|Retinoblastoma||Determined by treatment protocol|
|Shared care complications||Determined by treatment protocol|
Unlikely to admit
Newly diagnosed over 12 years old, if there is a bed at UCLH.
Reviewed by Josie Dorney, Service Manager BCC, June 2021