Help GOSH continue its life-saving care

staff and patients at GOSH
As the hospital moves from those initial challenges, the recovery process brings new ones.

Dear friend,

GOSH is facing new challenges as we move past this COVID-19 peak.

Thank you to everyone who was able to support our COVID-19 appeal. I’ve been inspired and humbled by your generosity, which has meant we’ve been able to help Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) play its part in rapidly responding to the national crisis.

We think we’re now past the first peak of the crisis; but as the hospital moves from those initial challenges, the recovery process brings new ones.

They include catching up with a large number of patients, whose non-urgent treatments were suspended to treat COVID-19 patients. Your continued support means we can help the hospital care for some of those patients remotely, and look to fund technology into tele-medicine, such as wearable devices so children can report on their own health from home.

With social distancing and testing measures in place, for the many children and their families who still need to come in to GOSH, their experience will feel different to before. Your support means we can help the hospital make that the best possible experience in difficult times, such as providing families with nearby safe accommodation, and funding the Play team, who are so important in helping children prepare for treatments and their recovery.

The hospital’s amazing staff have done so much during this crisis and will continue to have so much to do in the coming months, managing rescheduled appointments and procedures that were on hold. With your help we can take care of them, funding staff mental health and wellbeing initiatives and providing specialist equipment for critical services to work remotely.

Your support also means we can fund research and innovation programmes and continue developing key hospital projects, such as the new Sight and Sound Centre, the UK's first dedicated facility for children with sight and hearing loss.

With many of our major fundraising activities cancelled, we’re predicting a drop of as much as £25 million in our income that supports the hospital this year. We understand these are difficult times. But any support you can give means you’ll be making a huge difference to seriously ill children and their families at GOSH.

You can donate now, easily and quickly, by clicking here.

They still need us and we still need you.

Thank you.

Louise Parkes

CEO, GOSH Charity

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