Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) is a national centre of excellence in the provision of specialist children's health care, currently delivering the widest range of specialist care of any children's hospital in the UK. It is the only specialist Biomedical Research Centre for paediatrics, the largest centre in the UK for children with heart, renal or brain problems, and the largest centre in Europe for children with cancer. It works in partnership with the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH), part of University College London, and together they form the largest paediatric research and teaching centre in the UK.
The Renal Unit, the largest in the UK, comprises a 18 bed ward alongside a Transplant / Dialysis Unit. We provide a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment service for children with renal disorders, with an annual average of 600 admissions, 7000 outpatients, 25-36 renal transplants and approximately 50 patients on the peritoneal or haemodialysis programme. We cover every aspect of paediatric nephrology with expertise in congenital renal anomalies, nephrotic syndrome, hypertension, vasculitis, tubular, metabolic and stone disorders.
The Renal team are active in research and lead on several international studies as well as participate collaboratively in national and international trials.