Coronavirus (COVID-19) information hub
We understand that you might be worried about coronavirus – also known as COVID-19 – and visiting Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
The safety of our patients, families, and staff is vitally important to us. If you visit the hospital, you will notice that we have additional safety measures in place to protect everyone at GOSH. We've created this handy hub to answer all your questions and concerns before your visit.
Some of your appointments may be held virtually where clinically possible.This will limit the number of visitors to the hospital and supports the well-being of all patients and staff. Our teams will provide all the information you need to ensure your appointment will be carried out in a secure, safe environment.
For families coming to GOSH, it is now a requirement for any visitor aged 11 and over to demonstrate they have had a negative LFT before they are allowed on the ward Whilst we are not changing the rules on visits from parents and carers, parents /carers will be required to complete a symptom check questionnaire on our wards and Resident parents/carers will be asked to submit to a weekly PCR test.
New government recommendations for England NHS hospital trusts and private hospital providers [online] available at here.
Visiting healthcare inpatient settings during the COVID19 pandemic available at here.
What to expect when coming to hospitalFind out how we are protecting families and staff
Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQsAll of your COVID-19 related questions answered
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Specialty information sheetsSee our specialty-specific COVID-19 information sheets for patients and families
TelehealthLearn more about our telehealth service at GOSH
Resources for familiesResources to help children and young people cope with the changes related to the coronavirus
Coronavirus (COVID-19) news and researchKeep up to date with our latest coronavirus (COVID-19) news, statements and research