Before you come to GOSH

There some things you need to do before you come to Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Talking about hospital

Coming to hospital can be a worrying time. Here are some tips on talking to children and young people to help reassure them.

If your child is ill

Common childhood illnesses may impact your visit. Learn about our general rules of thumb if your child is ill. 

If your child has additional needs

Learn how we can support children and young people with additional needs during their time at GOSH. 

Meet our staff

Learn about the hospital staff you'll meet or see at GOSH. 


Find out more about wards and departments before you arrive.

Take a virtual tour

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the hospital through our 360° video.