Why we need your help

Great Ormond Street Hospital provides inspirational and world-class care to hundreds of children every day. But we need to raise about £100 million every year to help give hope to seriously ill children and their families.

Find out where your money goes.

Throughout its long history, Great Ormond Street Hospital has always relied on public support, even after the founding of the NHS in 1948. Our mission as a charity is to raise money to enable the hospital to continue to provide the very best care for its young patients and their families. 

Watch our video to find out why we need your help, and what your donations will fund.

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The support from the charity is concentrated in four main areas ‑ redevelopment, research, medical equipment, and accommodation and welfare. Find out how far your support goes by reading through each of our sections or watching our video below.

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Artist's impression of Phase 2B

Our ambitious programme to rebuild two thirds of the hospital will give everyone the space they need, making cramped, outdated wards a thing of the past. 


Since our hospital opened in 1852, ground-breaking research has always been crucial to our ability to offer a chance of life to the very sick children in our care. 

Nutrition equipment

Every year we fund replacement or additional medical equipment, to ensure we take advantage of technical advances and deliver better care to our patients.  

Weston House room

We believe in caring not only for the child, but for the whole family. Patient and family support comes in many forms, from financial advice and spiritual counselling, to the provision of accommodation for parents.