Paediatrics - Great Ormond Street Hospital for Childrens
More than 50 specialties
under one roof at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Childrenn
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) in central London is an international centre of excellence and is recognised as one of the few world-class specialist hospitals for children. With more than 50 paediatric specialties under one roof GOSH is uniquely able to diagnose and pioneer treatments for children – especially those with highly complex, rare or multiple conditions. GOSH has the largest range of paediatric specialities in one institution in the UK, is the third largest centre for children with cancer/ leukaemia in the Western world and is a world-leading centre for gene therapy. The hospital’s mission is to deliver worldclass, high quality clinical care for children from the UK and overseas.
GOSH is also a world-leading research centre, conducting research into areas including rare diseases, cancer, genetics and immunology. In partnership with University College London Institute of Child Health (ICH), GOSH is one of the top five research institutions for children in the world. GOSH is the only academic Biomedical Research Centre in the UK to be dedicated to children’s health and between 2010-2014, GOSH/ICH research papers had the highest citation impact of any children’s hospital in the world (as reported by Thomson Reuters). GOSH is currently building a new research centre for paediatric rare diseases, opening in 2018.
Many of the patients seen at the hospital require expert care from a range of specialities. The hospital’s unique multidisciplinary approach means that patients with rare and complex conditions can be treated across a range of specialities in one coordinated care pathway.
GOSH places great emphasis on the support and care provided for children and their families by nurturing an open and supportive atmosphere, ensuring that parents and patients are well informed and closely involved in the treatment process. Children and families are always treated with respect, trust, concern and openness.
The International and Private Patient Unit is a state-of-the-art unit where world-class facilities embrace the latest technologies to make a real and longlasting impact on the health of children across the globe. Cutting-edge equipment enables quicker and more accurate diagnoses, meaning treatments can start earlier with a quicker recovery time.
GOSH has a longstanding relationship with the Middle East providing high quality and safe care for patients in a familycentred environment. A dedicated Gulf office ensures that children and families being referred to the hospital receive the very best experience possible as well as providing a local point of contact. The unit is tailored to the referral and treatment of international patients with a dedicated, multi-lingual team ensuring a smooth and efficient patient experience.
Education, Training and Consultancy
GOSH is committed to sharing expertise through the education and training of children’s healthcare professionals. The hospital has a successful record of delivering education and training programmes internationally including in the UAE and Kuwait. The hospital offers a wide range of expertise including clinical consultancy services, paediatric service review and planning, visiting experts and bespoke training modules delivered by a team of GOSH professionals, for both clinical and non-clinical staff. Each programme is tailored specifically for the institute to produce the best results for the staff and children.
GOSH Global app
GOSH Global, available for download on both Apple and Android devices, is a free app that facilitates the easy referral of patients. The app provides an up-to-date consultant list, information on all specialities at the hospital and allows the referral of a patient directly to a specific consultant.
Date of upload: 8th Jul 2016
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