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.
Five-year-old Ronan has spent more time in hospital than most people do in a lifetime. After his mum, Natasha, went into labour three months prematurely, Ronan needed specialist life-saving surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), over 120 miles from his home. Thanks to charity funded parent accommodation, his parents could stay just across the road as doctors battled to save him.
After contracting a life-threatening infection following surgery to his skull in October 2012, Stanley was admitted to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in December, where he remained over Christmas.