Real stories

Hear from patients and their families as they share their experiences of coming to Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Intensive care on the move

The Children’s Acute Transport Service (CATS) team transports very sick children from local hospitals to the intensive care units, which have the facilities and the expertise to treat them. Here, one family share their experience of being helped by CATS.

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The Tracheal service parent support group

In 2012, Lisa, a parent of a child with long segment tracheal stenosis (LSTS) who was treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), set up a Facebook support group.

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The journey to recovery

When Ben’s parents received the phone call to say a date had been set for his surgery, they felt a mix of emotions. Here they describe their experiences of Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) and the journey to recovery.

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Life-saving surgery

When Ronan was born three months prematurely, weighing just 2lb 6oz, he struggled to breathe unaided. Here, his dad, Kevin-Joseph, shares the long journey towards Ronan’s life-saving surgery and his ongoing care under the tracheal team at Great Ormond Str

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Living with long segment tracheal stenosis

Emily was born not breathing, and doctors soon realised she had other problems. She underwent heart and bowel surgery at her local hospital before she was transferred to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in May 2013, and diagnosed with long segment trac

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