Friends of Adeona news

Read a selection of recent news stories from the hospital, handpicked for the Friends of Adeona.

Visual health linked to social position

A new research study from the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital’s research partner, shows that poor visual health is associated with poorer social, economic, educational, and employment opportunities and outcomes.

The importance of play to our young patients' recovery

At Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), play specialists and play workers help our patients to cope better during the time they spend in hospital. By introducing play techniques, they help our patients to prepare for the next stages of their treatment.

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, shares clean air ambitions with respiratory patients and staff at GOSH

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, visited Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) earlier this week as he launched new plans to improve air quality in the capital.

BBC One’s DIY SOS and volunteers roll up their sleeves to build gold medal winning garden at Great Ormond Street Hospital

The Morgan Stanley Garden for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), designed by Chris Beardshaw, won a gold medal at its public debut at RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May. It has now been moved to the hospital permanently, with the help of the BBC DIY SOS team.

Patients, supporters and celebrities attend special reception at Number 11 Downing Street

On Wednesday, 25 May 2016, The Rt Hon George Osborne MP hosted a special reception at Number 11 Downing Street to celebrate the success of the Evening Standard and Independent newspapers' Christmas appeal ‘Give to GOSH’.

The Independent and Evening Standard’s Give to GOSH appeal has raised a record-breaking £3 million

The Independent and Evening Standard’s campaign to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has reached the £3 million milestone, smashing all records for their seasonal appeal.

Give to GOSH appeal smashes record as donations reach £2 million

We are thrilled to announce that the Give to GOSH appeal, by The Independent and the London Evening Standard, has reached £2 million, becoming the most successful Christmas campaign in the history of the newspapers.

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne visits Great Ormond Street Hospital and meets young patients

The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne visited Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) just before Christmas to announce a new £800 million boost to biomedical research through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). He was joined by the Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt, Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Chief Executive of NHS England Simon Stevens for the announcement.

First children receive a genetic diagnosis at GOSH as part of the 100,000 Genomes Project

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).

World-first use of gene-edited immune cells to treat Layla's ‘incurable’ leukaemia

Doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) successfully used a new treatment involving 'designer immune cells' to treat patient Layla’s 'incurable' cancer.

The Gordon and Tana Ramsay Foundation announces new partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

Gordon and Tana Ramsay met patients and staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) as they announced a new partnership between The Gordon and Tana Ramsay Foundation and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

Great Ormond Street Hospital celebrates Topping Out of the Premier Inn Clinical Building

Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) marked a crucial milestone in the construction of the Mittal Children’s Medical Centre on 22 September, as a topping out ceremony was held for the Premier Inn Clinical Building (the second part of the centre), to mark the moment when the last concrete pour was completed.