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Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity

Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity

Great Ormond Street Hospital in London is dedicated to the care of children, some with the rarest conditions known.

Founded in 1852, it was the first hospital specifically for paediatric care. Although funded today by the NHS, continuing constraints on the UK’s budget for healthcare means that donations made to their charity trust, the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, become ever more important in order to keep it at the forefront of research and treatment of child illness. £50 million is needed each and every year in order to achieve this.

The hospital predicts that 20 thousand more patients will be in need of care every year, and as a result it is undergoing a massive redevelopment programme. Money donated will help fund bedrooms with facilities which enable parents to stay with their children during their treatment, as well as playrooms away from the wards and a brand new cardiac theatre. Equipment such as new ventilators for babies and heart and lung bypass machines are also in dire need.

As well as treating illness, Great Ormond Street is also heavily involved in research to prevent future suffering. As the largest paediatric centre in Europe, great strides can be made – as long as the money is there to pay for them. A donation today could mean saving a child’s life in the future.

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Great Ormond Street is grateful for any gift, no matter how small. Just £3 from you could help fund research into bone marrow transplants or leukaemia, help enable children to stay with their families during traumatic and draining treatments, or even just provide somewhere for a patient to play and forget their illness for a little while. You can help with their essential fundraising via regular Payroll Giving, with a legacy gift or by setting up a donation in memory of a loved one. A one-off donation is as important as any of these, though. Show you care today.

BBC Visit Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital

An insight into working at Great Ormond Street and a chance to hear from some of the children who have benefitted from the work the hospital does.

Great Ormond Street is a registered charity in England and Wales charity no.235825