Great Ormond Street Hospital
|Great Ormond Street Hospital|
The view along Great Ormond Street
|Location||Great Ormond Street, |
Great Ormond Street Hospital (informally GOSH or Great Ormond Street, formerly the Hospital for Sick Children) is a
The hospital is the largest centre for child heart surgery in the UK and one of the largest centres for heart transplantation in the world. In 1962 they developed the first heart and lung bypass machine for children. With children's book author
It is closely associated with
The Hospital for Sick Children was founded on 14 February 1852 after a long campaign by Dr.
Despite opening with just 10 beds, it grew into one of the world's leading children's hospitals through the patronage of
Great Ormond Street Hospital was nationalised in 1948, becoming part of the National Health Service. During the early years of the NHS, private fundraising for the hospital was heavily restricted, though the hospital was permitted to continue to receiving pre-existing legacies.
In 2002 Great Ormond Street Hospital commenced a redevelopment programme which is budgeted at £343 million and the next phase of which was scheduled to be complete by the end of 2016. In July 2012, Great Ormond Street Hospital was featured in