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GOSH patient Abdulrahman enjoys playing in a ward playroom

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) in London is an international centre of excellence in paediatric care. At GOSH, we are dedicated to helping children from around the world to fulfil their potential. We are globally recognised as pioneers in the treatment and care of children with multiple, rare or complex conditions.

With over 60 different clinical specialties and sub-specialties, GOSH offers the UK’s widest range of specialist health services for children, on one site. Our 300+ world-class consultants lead multidisciplinary teams that work together to provide the best care possible for children with a complex range of conditions. ​In partnership with the University College Hospital we form the largest centre in Europe for children with cancer.

The hospital was founded in 1852 as the UK’s first specialist medical institution for children, and we’ve continued to work at the leading edge of paediatric care and research ever since. Today, our ground-breaking translational research is delivering advances in medicine that give new hope to seriously ill children around the world. Our research teams are harnessing the power of genetics, cell therapies and regenerative medicine.

In partnership with the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, we are the UK’s leading paediatric research institution, and the largest in Europe. We put research at the heart of everything we do, to continually find new and better ways to help the children in our care.

Over 60 Clinical specialities
GOSH has 20 highly specialised national services. We are the largest paediatric centre in the country for children's heart problems, brain surgery, renal transplantation, intensive care, craniofacial reconstruction and gene therapy.

98% Patient satisfaction rate
Our International and Private Patients division has the highest patient satisfaction of any private unit within an NHS hospital in the UK.

Number 1 Children's hospital for citation impact
Between 2010-2014, GOSH and UCL GOS Institute of Child Health research papers had the highest citation impact of any of the top children’s hospitals in the world, as reported by Thomson Reuters.
There are no words to explain how I feel and how much I appreciate everything. This is my hospital; I feel at home here. I love this hospital.
Abdullaziz al Shukry – father of Abdullah
The whole experience has been amazing. We were very calm because we knew she was in safe hands. It’s exactly what you want when you have a sick child that needs to be taken good care of.
Raed Amro – father of Carmen
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