Charity news - 2016

News for 2016 from Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.

A special Sainsbury's party

​Patients and families at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) enjoyed a special party hosted by Sainsbury’s on Wednesday 7 December. The fun-filled festive celebration was put on at the hospital to celebrate Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity’s partnership with the UK supermarket, which is helping to raise money for brand new parent accommodation.

Meet our volunteers: celebrating International Volunteer Day

On 5 December, charities and NGOs around the world mark International Volunteer Day, a day of recognition for the volunteers behind good causes everywhere. To celebrate, we met four Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) volunteers to talk about their work – and the wonders of life at GOSH!

Christmas on an intensive care unit

Barbara is the Matron on Flamingo Ward, the home of Great Ormond Street Hospital’s (GOSH) Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU). The unit provides care for children under the age of 16 who need intensive care for conditions involving the heart, lungs or airways. Barbara talks about her experiences during the festive season at GOSH.

Great Ormond Street Hospital's Christmas traditions

Dorothy is the Deputy Team Leader in Great Ormond Street Hospital’s (GOSH) multi-faith Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care team. For patients, families and staff, Christmas in hospital can be a stressful and upsetting time. The team’s objective is to provide support to everyone at GOSH, regardless of their faith or religious beliefs, every day of the week and around the clock.