Thank you to the Mittal family

Thank you to the Mittal family.

Our thanks to the Mittal family, whose generous support has made possible the creation of the Mittal Children's Medical Centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Their help will leave a lasting legacy for the patients and families who will come through the hospital's doors today and for decades to come.

"Great Ormond Street Hospital is a world-leader in children's medicine," says Aditya Mittal. "The Mittal Children's Medical Centre is the latest part of that. We are very pleased to have been able to get involved with such a special place. For us, it's all about the children and young people – they are the most important thing.

"Having a child that is unwell is a very difficult situation for everyone involved. As well as having access to the best treatment, it's also important that the surroundings where the children and their families spend time is as pleasant as possible. The medical facilities in the Mittal Children's Medical Centre are right up there with the world's very best. But beyond the physical, the new facilities will help on the emotional side, particularly given the possibility for a parent to stay overnight, comfortably, in their child's room. In addition, the use of design to give the children something else to focus is on is also very clever – the artwork really is beautiful."

The Mittals visiting the Mittal Children's Medical Centre

"Personally, we have reason to be very grateful to Great Ormond Street Hospital. We are delighted to be in a position to give something back to them. The journey we have been on with the hospital over the past 10 years has been very special, and we're so proud to have been a part of it. My family and I are confident that the patients and families who come here in the future will receive the best possible care, in the best possible space. And there can be no greater reward than that."

Watch our film to see inside the new Mittal Children's Medical Centre. From the patients, families and staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital, now, and for years to come, thank you.

About the Mittal Children's Medical Centre

The completed Mittal Children's Medical Centre is home to the new Premier Inn Clinical Building and the Morgan Stanley Clinical Building, which opened in June 2012.

The completion of the centre has transformed the hospital: it spans across the two connecting wings, with a total of 240 beds and modern wards and surgical facilities to help give children from across the UK the best possible outcomes.

The creation of the Mittal Children's Medical Centre has seen children move out of old facilities in the Southwood Building, which was built in the 1930s, and transferred into brand new, modern wards with en-suite bathrooms. There is also space for parents to stay comfortably with their child overnight while they are being cared for at the hospital.

Experience the Mittal Children's Medical Centre with virtual reality

Explore the new centre with our immersive virtual reality video! For the best experience, we suggest watching it on the YouTube app, which you can download to your mobile device (for iPhone users, the only way to watch the experience is through the YouTube app). Then, click here to view:

  • Four young patients – including three-year-old Angel, above – receive dialysis treatment for their kidney conditions in a dedicated bay area that allows nurses to closely monitor them.
  • A world-class surgical team operate on six-month-old Seth in one of our state-of-the-art theatres.
  • Patients Tristan and Rupert in one of our play rooms with Play Specialist Denise, who helps to prepare children and young people for life-saving procedures using play techniques.
  • Three-year-old Rupert with his mum and dad in a sensory room, designed to stimulate the sense through the use of light, colour, sound and visual effects.
  • Ten-year-old Tamieka make music with a musician from GOSH Arts, the hospital's arts programme, in a spacious en-suite room where her mum or dad can stay overnight.

For smartphone users, if you have a cardboard headset:

  1. Make sure you have the YouTube app installed on your smartphone.
  2. Click here to open the video in the YouTube app.
  3. Click the headset symbol on the YouTube video. You'll notice that the screen splits into two smaller screens.
  4. Insert your smartphone into the cardboard headset.
  5. Look around to explore Great Ormond Street Hospital in 360 degrees.

For all mobile devices, if you don't have a cardboard headset:

  1. Make sure you have the YouTube app installed on your mobile device.
  2. Click here to open the video in the YouTube app.
  3. Explore Great Ormond Street Hospital in 360 degrees by moving your mobile device around.
  4. If viewing on a desktop, you can view the experience below. Use your cursor to drag the video around.

The generosity of the Mittal family will make a huge difference to seriously ill children from across the UK. Read more about the new building, and the impact it will have at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

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