James and his sisters ahead of the British Transplant Games

This weekend, the 37th British Transplant Games is taking place in Newcastle. Teams representing hospitals from all over the country will be taking part in events including track and field, swimming, archery and golf. Two teams from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) have made the trip north, GOSH Heart and Lung and GOSH Renal. Five-year-old James, who underwent a kidney transplant at GOSH, is on the GOSH Renal team. Here, mum Louise shares their story…


The Interventional Radiology (IR) service at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) performs around 3,600 minimally invasive, image-guided procedures a year to help with the diagnosis and treatment of a huge range of conditions affecting nearly every organ system. In this week’s episode of ‘Great Ormond Street’ we watched the team, including consultant neurointerventional radiologist Dr Adam Rennie, perform procedures for patients Cody and Ella-May. Here we go behind the scenes and meet a few members of the team who work with Dr Rennie…

ASK Italian Team Leicester pirates during GOSH Week

We’d like to say a huge thank you and a very well done to ASK Italian employees up and down the country for taking part in the inaugural ASK Italian ‘GOSH Fundraising Week’ earlier this month. The company has pledged to raise an incredible £1 million to support Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Here’s just a few of their brilliant fundraisers…

David Drozdziak, Community Fundraiser

David Drozdziak is our new Fundraising Executive for the Community and Tribute teams at Great Ormond Street Children’s Charity. He is responsible for looking after donors who are raising money for our charity through a variety of events.

Jack, featured patient in 'Great Ormond Street'

Jack  appeared in the third episode of BBC Two’s ‘Great Ormond Street’ series, titled Mend my Brain. Jack has epilepsy and was referred to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to see if brain surgery might offer a solution for his condition. We followed Jack as he made the difficult decision whether or not to opt for […]

Cody, Luisa and Steve

This week’s episode of ‘Great Ormond Street’ focused on the experiences of four patients with neurological conditions. We saw Cody, now two, undergo an embolization procedure at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to help combat a vein of Galen malformation, a rare condition which can cause heart failure. Here’s his story.

Dr Mark Peters

We’d like to say a huge well done to our team of amazing cyclists, who took on the London to Paris bike ride this week to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Dr Mark Peters, Intensive Care Consultant at GOSH, was one of the team. We caught up with Mark before he set off to find out a little more about his role at the hospital and just why he signed up…

Dr Colin Wallis

On this week’s ‘Great Ormond Street’, we followed Dr Colin Wallis, Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), as he treated patient Louie. Colin is an active member of the respiratory research team at the UCL Institute of Child Health and cycles in his spare time, even taking on the 100mile RideLondon 100 next month to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Here, Colin tells us more about his role and how the respiratory department has changed over his time at GOSH.

Dollan Cannell, Series Producer, 'Great Ormond Street'

Dollan Cannell is the Series Producer and Co-Director of the new series of ‘Great Ormond Street’, a three-part documentary filmed over the course of a year at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and airing on Tuesdays at 9pm on BBC Two. This is the third time production company Films of Record has gained exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the hospital. Here, Dollan explains the secrets behind making a great documentary.

Dr Helen Spencer with patient Charlie #GreatOrmondStreet

On this week’s ‘Great Ormond Street’, we watched Dr Helen Spencer, Clinical Lead for the Lung Transplant Service at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), advise patients Charlie, Chloe and Jessica on their upcoming lung transplants. We caught up with Helen to ask her a few more questions…

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