Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street Hospital is a specialist children's hospital and a world leader in paediatric medicine, treating children from across the UK and beyone, suffering from complex, life threatening and life shortening conditions. Each year, the Trust has over 200,000 patient visits from children ranging in age from premature babies to late teens; of these, over 42 per cent of the children are under three years old and 63 per cent require 24-hour intensive care.
We have the broadest range of dedicated children's healthcare specialists under one roof in the UK and provide the widest range of medical, surgical and diagnostic specialities for children in Europe. The hospital is home to several of the UK's largest paediatric programmes including kidney, heart and lung transplantation, brain surgery, cancer services, intensive care, craniofacial reconstruction, gene therapy, valve replacement as well as thirteen further national services. Great Ormond Street Hospital is also the only centre in the UK providing inpatient treatment for very young children with eating disorders and other mental health problems.
We operate at the frontiers of modern medicine with some treatments currently being developed at Great Ormond Street Hospital would not have been available even a few months ago, let alone a few years ago.
The Tick Tock Club
Since the official launch of the Tick Tock Club in May 2006 the Club has been tremendously successful, having raised over £11 million for Great Ormond Street Hospital. This was possible thanks to the enthusiastic support of all the people who joined the Tick Tock Club, with an interest in improving the health and wellbeing of seriously ill children.
The greatest need of the hospital now is to continue it's planned, phased redevelopment programme. The new challenge for the Tick Tock Club is to raise £10 million to build a much needed new Children's Kidney Centre providing spacious, updated facilities. With this new challenge in mind, the Tick Tock Club aims to raise £10 million to allow us to treat 40 per cent more children with serious kidney disease in state-of-the-art facilities. The Centre will allow for more pioneering research to take place and, most importantly, allow us to continuing developing better procedures and treatments for the many children suffering with serious kidney conditions who badly need our help, like Xavier (right).
"With new improved facilities we could further our pioneering research into severe kidney conditions, developing new and better ways of treating kidney problems and even working to prevent them in the first place. The new Children's Kidney Centre will literally mean a new life for the thousands of children we see every year who suffer from kidney problems."
Dr Lesley Rees, Clinical Lead, Nephrology Team
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