Who We Are
“The child first and always’ has been our motto for the last hundred years.”
Great Ormond Street Hospital is an international centre of excellence in child healthcare and together with our research partner, the UCL Institute of Child Health, we form the UK’s only academic biomedical research centre specialising in paediatrics.
Since its formation in 1852, the hospital has been dedicated to children’s healthcare and to finding new and better ways to treat childhood illnesses.
What We Do
Each year, there are over 192,000 patient visits to the hospital. Most of the children cared for are referred from other hospitals throughout the UK and overseas. There are more than fifty different clinical specialties at the hospital.
Finding new and better treatments and cures for childhood illnesses has always been central to our work. Take a look at our research review here to find out more.
The hospital is also at the forefront of paediatric training in the UK. We train more children’s nurses than any other hospital and play a leading role in training paediatric doctors.
Our Mission and Values
Our mission is to provide world-class clinical care and training, pioneering new research and treatments in partnership with others for the benefit of children in the UK and worldwide.
In everything we do, we work hard to live up to our three core values: pioneering, world-class and collaborative.
Read about the history of Great Ormond Street here and meet some of our patients to learn more about what we do. Or visit the publications section to read our latest annual report and research review.