Evgeny Lebedev, owner of The Independent and the London Evening Standard, was humbled when he witnessed a child's heart surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Here, he writes about this inspiring experience.
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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.
“You never expect it will be you that has a poorly child. For us it was a stark reality, and a journey that left us irreversibly changed.” 22-month-old Robert underwent open heart surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) when he was just six days old. His mum, Jennifer, tells their story.
The expansion and co-location of surgical services provided by a new surgery centre will enable Great Ormond Street Hospital to continue breaking down the barriers of what is possible in paediatric surgery, and to carry out more procedures, giving more children a chance at life or a higher quality of life.
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) announced today that it is getting behind the Give to GOSH appeal for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) with a donation of £100,000, which will directly help seriously ill children from across the UK.
The first children to receive a genetic diagnosis through the 100,000 Genomes Project have been given their results at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), part of the North Thames Genomic Medical Centre (NTGMC).
He is known all over the world as the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG and The Twits, but few of his fans will know that Roald Dahl also helped revolutionise the treatment of children suffering from hydrocephalus.
Journalists from The Independent met Dr Nagarajan Muthialu – a renowned heart surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital, leading the world in paediatric heart surgery – and spoke to the parents of a child he helped.