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.

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

Meet our staff

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

Wards

If you're coming to GOSH, you can 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.