By Post FIS, 1 Reading Lane, E8 1GQ
Who we are:
Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is an international centre of excellence in child healthcare.
Together with our research partner, the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, we form the UK’s only academic Biomedical Research Centre specialising in paediatrics.
Since its formation in 1852, the hospital has been dedicated to children’s healthcare and to finding new and better ways to treat childhood illnesses.
Our role in the NHS:
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) is part of the NHS.
We provide a range of specialist paediatric services to local, national and international patients. Around half of our patients come from outside of London.
GOSH is referred to as a tertiary hospital. This means that we largely provide third-level specialist care. Primary care generally consists of frontline services such as GPs and dentists, while secondary care is offered by local hospitals.
For more detail about the structure of the NHS see the NHS Choices website.
As a specialist, tertiary care hospital, our referrals originate from another healthcare organisation, such as a local hospital.
GOSH provides a number of services to children throughout the UK through the National Commissioning Group (NCG).
Because of the highly specialist nature of these services they are only provided by a few hospitals in the country.
For some services we are the only centre in the UK to that is able to provide the service.
What we do:
Great Ormond Street Hospital receives more than 268,000 patient visits every year.
Most of the children we care for are referred from other hospitals throughout the UK and overseas.
There are 58 different clinical specialties at GOSH; the UK's widest range of specialist health services for children on one site.
More than half of our patients come from outside London and GOSH is the largest paediatric centre in the UK for:
- paediatric intensive care
- cardiac surgery - we are one of the largest heart transplant centres for children in the world
- neurosurgery - we carry out about 60 per cent of all UK operations for children with epilepsy
- paediatric cancer services including bone marrow transplants – with University College London Hospitals (UCLH), we are one of the largest centres in Europe for children with cancer
- nephrology and renal transplants
- children treated from overseas in our International and Private Patient (IPP) wing