Video - Why we need the centre

The voices featured in this film, of the children, their parents and clinicians from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), are all real. They provide a fleeting insight of the challenges faced when helping children with some of the most rare and complex conditions known to modern medicine.

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We can do more

Working together, GOSH  and the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH) operate the largest centre for paediatric health research in Europe and one of the largest worldwide. We are one of only a few centres in the world with the specialist expertise and diverse patient population needed to discover cures for rare diseases.  

In recent years GOSH and the ICH have achieved some amazing breakthroughs, but we urgently need better facilities and more space to allow us to help more patients, develop new treatments and share our discoveries with others.

With access to the latest technologies, our clinicians and scientists will be able to do more. For our patients and their families, we must do more. By creating the new Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children we will do more.