Sensory rooms

Sensory rooms are environments designed to stimulate the senses through the use of light, colour, sound and visual effects. Here, we find out about the vital role sensory rooms play for patients and their families at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

Bill's mud cake

This October we’d like you to dust off your aprons and oven gloves, get busy in the kitchen and hold a bake sale to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Bake it Better week takes place from 13-19 October, and you can register your interest now to receive a free Bake it Better fundraising pack to help you raise some dough.

Dr Shah

Cow’s milk allergy (CMA) is a common food allergy among children in the UK. Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist Dr Neil Shah was part of a team that developed national guidelines to help quickly recognise and treat the allergy, improving the lives of young children and their families.

Charlie and mum Mel

Mel and her son Charlie, age 7, were both diagnosed last year with CAPS (Cryopyrin-Associated Periodic Syndrome), a rare inherited and auto inflammatory disease. Charlie is treated here at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Mel and Charlie share their story.

Maya and her mum Sylwia

Last year, thanks to a new technique allowing patients to receive kidneys from incompatible donors, ten-year-old Maya underwent a successful operation at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to transplant her father’s kidney. This October, Maya will be helping us raise some dough during Bake it Better week, 13-19 October.

Matt B

We asked current and former Great Ormond Street Hospital patients to share their back-to-school photos and were overwhelmed by the response. Here are just a few of the photos that were shared.

Sue Spiteri

Sue Spiteri worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) as a Healthcare Assistant (HCA) for almost 15 years, before being promoted to Senior Associate Carer (SAC). Here’s a day in her life.

Emily's family a week before leaving for GOSH

One-year-old Emily was diagnosed with long segment tracheal stenosis and left pulmonary artery (LPA) sling soon after she was born. After undergoing heart and bowel surgery at her local hospital, Emily was transferred to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Emily’s mum Karlyn reflects on their experience.

Jacob on a day out

A rare heart infection brought nine-year-old Jacob to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for life-saving surgery. Mum, Madeline, tells her story.


Isla was diagnosed with focal cortical dysplasia and underwent right sided temporal lobectomy surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) earlier this year. Here, mum Claire shares their story.

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