Impact of Philanthropy

Peter Pan statue at Great Ormond Street Hospital

For almost a hundred years before the advent of the NHS in 1948, Great Ormond Street Hospital’s (GOSH) very survival depended on donations from notable philanthropists, including Charles Dickens and Queen Victoria.

The commitment of philanthropists, both as personal supporters and on fundraising appeal boards, has, and will, have an extraordinary impact on our patients, families and staff including:

  • Modernising and extending the hospital with the creation of the Mittal Children’s Medical Centre, including the Wolfson Heart and Lung Centre; British Kidney Patient Association Children’s Kidney Centre; The Aghia Philothei Trust Respiratory Unit; JN and Phyllis Somers Neurosciences Centre; Khoo Teck Puat Foundation Centre for Children and The Dorfman Surgery Centre.
  • Transforming lives through research with the creation of leading research centres such as: the Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children, the Wolfson Centre for Gene Therapy of Childhood Disease, the Somers Clinical Research Facility, Newlife Birth Defects Research Centre, the Livingstone Skin Research Centre and the Louis Dundas Centre for Children’s Palliative Care.
  • Investing in the best equipment such as within the new Lionhearted Interventional Radiology Suite.
  • Providing a positive parent experience by supporting vital family accommodation including the patient hotel in Weston House.

Without philanthropy we simply couldn’t give every seriously ill child the extraordinary care they deserve. Your support really could make all the difference.