Equipment

We fund vital life-saving equipment that allows the clinical and research teams to take advantage of developments in medical science and technology to deliver better care to children.

The difference we make, together

With your help, we provide the high-tech hardware to ensure children at GOSH have access to the least invasive and most effective treatments available.

From live-saving defibrillators to the latest equipment for the rapid diagnosis of genetic conditions, your support enables the Charity to provide critical tools to help clinicians go above and beyond for the children at GOSH. The vital updating and modernisation of operating theatres, including the very latest scanning equipment, has only been possible with the assistance of the Charity.

The new Electronic Patient Record (EPR) system is set to have a truly transformational impact on every aspect of life in the hospital for everyone from specialist researchers to the patients themselves. The commitment of more than £30 million could be one of the most transformational investments we ever make. 

To learn more about how else your support makes a life-saving difference for seriously ill children, explore more of our 2017/17 highlights.

Discover our highlights

Scanning the body with sound

In 2016/17, the charity funded a fleet of new ultrasound machines that are already benefitting young patients across the hospital. Pregnancy ultrasounds have been a routine part of maternity care in the UK for decades, but this imaging technology has many other important uses at GOSH.

Ultrasound opens a window on our insides, safely and without pain. Clinicians at GOSH use it to help diagnose complex conditions, guide expert hands during surgery, and make sure babies are developing as they should in the womb.

Meet Cody

Cody was born with a condition that affects blood vessels and can cause heart failure and problems with blood supply to the brain. After a CT scan at his local hospital, Cody was referred to GOSH with a diagnosis of Vein of Galen malformation. Only around 10 to 12 children in the UK are diagnosed with the condition each year. GOSH is the largest specialist hospital within the UK treating these children.

He was treated in one of GOSH’s interventional radiology suites. The delicate procedure involved using ultrasound to guide careful insertion of tiny metal coils into an artery in Cody’s leg. The coils were slowly worked all the way up to his brain to correct blood flow to the malformation.

It was a long five hours for Cody’s Mum and Dad as they anxiously waited for his procedure to finish. Everything went well and further scans a few months later confirmed that the procedure had been a complete success. Mum Luisa said: “It was amazing...I’d spent months crying with fear and I just wanted to cry again!”

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