Tracheostomy information for children, parents and healthcare professionals

Welcome to the Tracheostomy service at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

Meet the tracheostomy teams

There are many teams who care for a child with a tracheostomy. Find out who's who.

Living with a tracheostomy

Discover what a tracheostomy is and what it's like to live with one.

Resuscitation and emergency care

Information on resuscitation and basic life support for children and babies with a tracheostomy.


All you need to know about the different types of tracheostomy equipment.

Training videos

Training videos for parents and healthcare professionals: 'Basic Life Support', and 'Changing a Tracheostomy tube'.


Discover what is entailed in removing the tracheostomy tube when it is decided one is no longer needed.