Coming to GOSH for a day or inpatient admission

Sometimes, children and young people need to come to GOSH for the day or longer, for monitoring, tests or a procedure, such as an operation. Here’s lots of information to help you get ready.

Read our guidance on how to prepare before you come to GOSH
See our list of essential things to bring ahead of your stay. 
Find out what to what to expect when you arrive at GOSH for a planned admission. 
Find out what to expect day-to-day on the ward.

Read our ideas to help make a hospital visit seem less daunting for children.

There are various ways you can give your consent and different circumstances in which we will ask you. 

If anaesthetic or sedation is planned for your child’s stay, here's what you need to know about it.

Learn what to expect when you come in for a test or scan

Children and young people come to GOSH from all over the UK so may have to travel for many hours to get here. Here’s how we can help. 

If you need somewhere to stay, here's all the information you need about our parent accommodation.