The annual British Transplant Games, which have been running since 1978, took place in Bolton last weekend. Over 50 teams took part, each representing different hospitals from across the UK. Sophia, who underwent a heart transplant at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) at just four months old, was there to represent Team GOSH for her third year running.
Nine-year-old Kieran was born with bilateral microtia, which meant that neither of his ears properly formed. Earlier this month, Kieran underwent a double ear reconstruction at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and is now the proud owner of two ‘big ears’.
When eight-year-old Sam returned from football practice red faced, mum Lee didn’t anticipate the seriousness of the problem. His cheeks got worse, followed by a rash and a virus. Before long, Sam had been referred to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Here, Lee tells their story.
Tom underwent two operations to remove a brain tumour at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), before undergoing an 18-month course of chemotherapy. Tom is now six years post diagnosis and doing well. His dad, Jason, tells us their story and explains why he’s chosen to swim all 21 miles of the English Channel to raise funds to support the hospital.
Eleven-year-old Louis underwent stomach surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) when he was a few weeks old. Earlier this month, he went along to the 2014 Formula 1 British Grand Prix with 12 other GOSH patients for the day out of a lifetime. Here, Louis tells us more about the day.
The Psychosocial and Family Services department supports children, families and staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to cope with the illness and treatment of a child. The department works closely with medical teams throughout the hospital and comprises a wide range of highly skilled professionals, including social workers, paediatric psychologists, the Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care team and Bereavement Services
The Dietetics team at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) support children when nutrition and special diets can be used as part of their treatment. The team work alongside all clinical specialties, helping to improve a child’s health, growth and development through their dietary needs. Here, three children introduce themselves and their dietitians.