It reaffirmed their mission to put the ‘child first and always’.
It also updated their vision to better describe what lies at the heart of the work they do at GOSH – to help the sickest children with complex health needs to fulfil their potential.
To turn their vision into a reality they have defined four priorities:
They will achieve the best possible outcomes through providing the safest, most effective and efficient care
They will attract and retain the right people and through creating a culture that enables us to learn and thrive
They will improve children’s lives through research and innovation
They will transform care and the way they provide it through harnessing technology
These in turn were underpinned by four enabling programmes of work
They will use their voice as a trusted partner to influence and improve care
They will create inspiring spaces with state-of-the-art equipment to enhance care delivery and learning
They will provide timely, reliable and transparent information to underpin care and research
They will secure and diversify funding so they can treat all the children that need their care.
In 1852, Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) opened with just 10 beds, and was the first hospital in the UK to offer dedicated inpatient care to children.
From world firsts in surgery and state-of-the-art buildings to pioneering research and celebrity support, see some of their highlights and the people who have made them happen.