Ceci spent her first birthday on Elephant Ward at GOSH after being diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL). For Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Ceci’s mum Katie tells us about their experience and why she calls her daughter her “little warrior”.

Dr Roger Hardisty

For Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we look back at Great Ormond Street’s long and pioneering history of treating children with cancer.


School is incredibly important to all of our patients. This week many children are going #BacktoSchool, just check out all the lovely pictures being shared on our social channels! Whether a child is just starting school or returning after the holidays, the first day of school is a milestone. Here’s Young People’s Forum (YPF) member […]

Alex Brooker at school

Every September, thousands of children across the UK start or go back to school. This year we are celebrating this with our #BacktoSchool campaign. We caught up with our favourite journalist and presenter, Alex Brooker. He is a former Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) patient, and is best known for co-hosting Channel 4’s topical comedy show The Last Leg. In this blog Alex shares his memories of school and GOSH with us.


Patient Jayla is taking part in the Scootathlon at tri for life on Sunday 11 September, almost four years to the day since her surgery. We spoke to her dad Alex about on her experiences at GOSH, why she decided to sign up and how she’s finding training.


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.

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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 […]

PageGroup CEO Steve at the GOSH Corporate Challenge in 2015

Steve Ingham, CEO of PageGroup, explains why he supports Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and how our Corporate Challenge team triathlon event is a great fit for his company….


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 […]

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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 […]

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