The impact we've made, together, in 2016/17

A better future for seriously ill children starts here.

A better future for seriously ill children starts here.

Our year in highlights 2016/17

£13.6 million invested and 77 pioneering research projects supported to help children with complex conditions.

Our new partnership with the children's medical research charity Sparks, will make £2 million available for child health research across the UK in 2017/18.

“Without the staff working hard to develop these new drugs and treatments, my life would be very different to how it is now.” Joe, GOSH patient

Read more about our key research highlights HERE.

Kaycee, age five, has a nerve-wasting disorder and is on a clinical trial at GOSH. She is enjoying the sensory room with her dad.

We fund innovative research across the UK.

Here are some of the projects funded by GOSH Charity and/or Sparks in 2016/17:

We funded 4 of the latest ultrasound scanners.

We provided funding to update some of GOSH's operating theatre equipment.

"Thanks to a specialist ultrasound scan at 20 weeks of pregnancy, my son's heart condition was diagnosed early" Lucy, GOSH mum.

Read more about the state-of-the-art equipment we fund HERE.

George and his Mum, Lucy, have been coming to GOSH since before George was born.


This year we invested £31.5 million in a new digital project that will enhance the care and experience of all patients and families at GOSH. It will also fuel life-changing research.

Some of the benefits new digital technology will bring to GOSH:
More efficient check-in process, innovative research, virtual reality and robotics, faster diagnoses and home monitoring.

£7.8 million spent on child and family support projects.

We continued to support parent accommodation, helping keep families together.

"GOSH Arts was a wonderful breath of fresh air, on a lousy morning of treatment and rain." GOSH parent.

Read more about how we support families HERE.

Pelesmenia, age nine, and her mum, Esmenia, get a lot of support from their charity-funded Play Specialist, Sasha Morris.

Myla, age ten, sharing a joke with Play Specialist Lynsey Steele.

There will be 141 beds in the new Premier Inn Clinical Building, the final part of the Mittal Children's Medical Centre.

Work began on a new place for parents to stay close to the hospital.

“I can’t wait for my bigger, better room on the new Leopard Ward” Ava, GOSH patient

Read more about how we’re helping to rebuild and refurbish the hospital HERE.

The new Premier Inn Clinical Builidng will include a new cardiac ward, benefitting patients like Connie, age three, from Essex.