A new study, undertaken by researchers at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and the Institute of Child Health (ICH), has shown how stem cells could offer a simpler alternative to the current method of ear and nose reconstruction.
Christine Godber has worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for a remarkable 42 years. She is described by members of her team as the cornerstone of the dental department, and has gone from being the only dental nurse to leading a team of seven and two hygienists. Here she tells us about her long career, the changes she’s seen and the importance of strong leadership.
Ella has dilated cardiomyopathy, a condition which means her heart isn’t able to pump blood around her body efficiently. At 14 years old, she underwent a heart transplant operation at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Ella and her mum Lisa tell us their story.
Back in 2012, we shared Maya’s story with you. Maya had end-stage kidney failure and was awaiting a kidney transplant. Since then, thanks to a new technique allowing patients to receive incompatible kidneys, Maya received a transplant from her father and underwent a successful operation at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) last year.
The Hospital for Sick Children at Great Ormond Street (now Great Ormond Street Hospital) was founded on 14 February in 1852. The NHS did not exist, so it relied solely on charitable donations to survive. The hospital didn’t immediately capture the attention of the public, but the writer Charles Dickens soon changed that. In April 1852, he published an article, ‘Drooping Buds’, in his popular magazine, Household Words, which called on his readers for support.