The Times newspaper on 15 December featured its “Britain’s Top Children’s Doctors” edition, which included many of Great Ormond Street Hospital’s experts. The hospital staff included were credited for their skills and contribution in their field of expertise, alongside their counterparts based at other national paediatric centres. This is the third issue of The Times’ Top Doctors. This year, the focus is the specialists who treat Britain’s youngest patients.
Eight-year-old Maya has end-stage kidney failure and is awaiting a kidney transplant. Maya and her mum Sylwia used to spend three days of their week travelling to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for dialysis treatment. However since joining a new haemodialysis programme, Maya has been undergoing her treatment at home.
The first child stem cell-supported trachea transplant carried out in 2010 at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is functioning well, according to a paper published in the Lancet today.
Last year, when he was just four years old, my son Mason became the smallest person to undergo a lung transplant in the UK.
In the first of a series of interviews with Great Ormond Street Hospital doctors and staff members, we had a chat with paediatric nephrologist Stephen Marks, who was involved in the fantastic CBBC programme “Me, My Dad & His Kidney”. Find out what he does day to day, the good and the bad parts of his job, and more about the making of the TV programme.