We’re in the midst of an ambitious and complex programme to redevelop and upgrade some of Great Ormond Street Hospital’s oldest buildings. Earlier this month, work began on the Premier Inn Clinical Building, the second part of the Mittal Children’s Medical Centre. Matthew Tulley, Director of Redevelopment, is leading the programme and tells us more about the benefits the new buildings will bring.
At just four days old, Lara went into a coma and was soon diagnosed with a life-threatening metabolic disorder. She is now awaiting a kidney transplant from her dad. Her mum Julie tells us about their time at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and how they manage Lara’s condition.
Freddie was diagnosed with bilateral congenital glaucoma when he was three months old and underwent surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital. This October, Freddie is helping us go baking crazy during Bake it Better week, 13-19 October. Freddie , together with fellow patients Fiona, George, Joe and Robyn, even appears in today’s The Sun promoting the campaign. Don’t forget to pick up your copy!
Here’s Freddie’s story.
Two-year-old Jayla was born with AVCD, a congenital heart defect characterised by holes in the heart, and underwent heart surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Jayla’s mum Jenny, a singer-songwriter, shares their story and tells us about her new charity single ‘Wait for You’, which is raising money to support Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
Are you a budding Mary Berry or a Paul Hollywood in the making? Even if you’re a little bit more of a Mel and Sue, you can still help the patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) by holding a bake sale this Bake it Better week, 13-19 October. Register your interest now to receive a free Bake it Better fundraising pack.
Construction of the Premier Inn Clinical Building, an ambitious world-class facility which will form the second part of the Mittal Children’s Medical Centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), got underway yesterday. Patrons Tess Daly and Vernon Kay, and patients Grace, Edward and Callum were all on hand to mark the start of the building work.
Journalist and presenter Alex Brooker is a former Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) patient, and is best known for co-hosting Channel 4’s comedy panel show The Last Leg, which started airing during the 2012 Summer Paralympic Games. Here, Alex shares his memories of GOSH and tells us what it was like to revisit the hospital recently.