Before you come to GOSH

There some things you need to do before you come to Great Ormond Street Hospital. Take a look at the pages in this section to help you prepare ahead of your visit. 

We encourage all visitors to watch our family-friendly animation above and follow the 4 steps for staying safe during COVID-19. 

Coming to hospital can be a worrying time. Here are some tips on talking to children and young people to help reassure them.
Common childhood illnesses may impact your visit. Learn about our general rules of thumb if your child is ill
Learn how we can support children and young people with additional needs during their time at GOSH. 
Learn about the hospital staff you'll meet or see at GOSH. 
If you're coming to GOSH, you can find out more about wards and departments before you arrive.
Take a behind-the-scenes look at the hospital through our 360° video.