Respiratory Medicine admission criteria
This is a list of patient diagnoses admitted to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) by our Respiratory 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.
|Unplanned/unexpected non-invasive ventilation||1-2 nights|
Children with the following diagnoses should be transferred to GOSH within days from receipt of referral.
|Chronic cystic fibrosis - acutely unwell||3 weeks|
|Pierre Robin Syndrome with nasal pharyngeal prong||7-18 days|
Children with the following diagnoses should be referred to GOSH via the non-emergency pathway.
|Cardiothoracic - lobectomy||3-7 days|
|Chronic cystic fibrosis - planned (eg intravenous antibiotics, procedural)||10-14 days|
|Long-term non-invasive ventilation (awaiting transitional care)||1-6 months|
|Planned non-invasive ventilation - other specialty||1 night-21 days|
|Planned trachy-ventilation - other specialty||1 night-21 days|
|Respiratory inpatient investigations||2-5 days|
|Sleep study patients (unsuitable for sleep unit)||1 night|
Reviewed by: Colin Wallis, Consultant, Respiratory Medicine. August 2011