Great Ormond Street Hospital is a children’s hospital located in London, United Kingdom. It is closely associated with University College London (UCL) and in partnership with the UCL Institute of Child Health, which it is located adjacent to. It is the largest centre for research and postgraduate teaching (children’s health) in Europe.
The hospital first opened its doors at 49 Great Ormond Street on Valentine’s Day 1852 with just 10 beds. It was Dr. Charles West who was the driving force behind the opening of the hospital. He was driven by the shockingly high levels of infant mortality in the capital, at a time when one third of children didn’t reach adulthood.
Since 1852, Charles West’s GOSH vision has grown to see it become one of the leading Children’s Hospitals in the world. The hospital has over 175,000 in and out patient visits every year. GOSH completes approximately 17,500 operations each year. GOSH houses 31 specialty ward units, 323 beds including 32 intensive care beds treating children with life threatening and life limiting complex medical conditions.
Great Ormond Street Hospital provides inspirational and world class care for hundreds of children every day. To keep GOSH alive the hospital needs to raise over £50 million every year.
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To find out more about this phenomenal hospital check GOSH’s website: www.gosh.org