The Children’s Hospital School at Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College Hospital aims to provide an enriching and enjoyable experience for all pupils, ensuring that children achieve a sense of normality during their time in hospital, and avoid interruption and disruption to their education and learning. As children across the country go #BacktoSchool, we hear from our school staff about how they make a difference.
Bake it Better hero Sophie has been coming to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) since she was just a few days old. She was born with chronic kidney disease caused by a blood clot, and by the time she was 16 months old her right kidney was so damaged it needed to be removed. Sophie […]
In 2009, Rhys contracted a virus which left him with severe heart damage and within five weeks he was put onto the transplant list. Incredibly a suitable heart was found just 24 hours later and he underwent a successful heart transplant here at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). As a result of his operation, he […]
GOSH mum Vikki set up a TeamGOSH fund, a fund which allows family and friends to fundraise together, after both her son and daughter received treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Vikki’s daughter Abbie has been coming to GOSH since 1999 for treatment for her rare condition, craniosynostosis. Unfortunately, shortly after Abbie was discharged Vikki’s family […]
This October we are asking people across the country to get baking and raise some dough for patients and families at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). To celebrate the launch of Bake it Better, we wanted to introduce one of our amazing patients who is championing the campaign. Meet Ava, who was rushed to GOSH […]
Being in hospital can be a scary and unsettling time for anyone, especially young patients. Seven-year-old Brendan and eight-year-old Louis come to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) every eight weeks, where they are treated for CAPS, a rare, auto-inflammatory condition, which if left untreated can cause rashes, joint pain, fatigue and hearing loss. Here their […]
This time last year, the second episode of the BAFTA-nominated third series of ‘Great Ormond Street‘ aired on BBC Two. Titled ‘Fight to Breathe’, the episode focused on three patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) with respiratory conditions. We followed Chloe as, together with her family, she made the difficult decision to join the transplant […]
Cayden, from Northamptonshire, was born in 2010 with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). At just four days old Cayden had open heart surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and four weeks later he was well enough for his family to take him home. Sadly, during a routine appointment back at GOSH, Cayden suffered a heart attack and tragically died aged ten weeks old.
His mum, Heather, tells us how she’s being fundraising for a Brighter Future Fund in his memory.
On Saturday 2 July, Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants support centre held their first ever Skydive Day at Chiltern Park Aerodrome in Oxfordshire to raise vital funds to support Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). 45 employees signed up to skydive on the day, and collectively they raised an incredible £25,000 through sponsorship. A big thank you […]