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One of the largest children's hospitals in the world

When you think of children’s hospitals, there’s usually only one place that springs to mind: Great Ormond Street Hospital. Founded over one hundred years ago, the opening of Great Ormond Street in Bloomsbury was the first of many ‘world firsts’ in its long history.

Here are some frequently asked questions about the Great Ormond Street Hospital.

What's it all about?

Great Ormond Street Hospital was the first hospital in the UK to provide treatment solely for children. Among some notable breakthrough treatments and procedures, Great Ormond Street Hospital developed the first heart and lung bypass machine for children and initiated the first clinical trials of the rubella vaccine. Today, the hospital leads the way in child heart surgery and heart transplant operations. Children from across the globe visit for critical and often life-saving operations here. In tandem with this, it boasts cutting edge research and education in all aspects of paediatric care.

What kind of treatments do they offer?

Great Ormond Street Hospital is a world leader in paediatric care and research. They specialise in:

  • paediatric intensive care
  • cardiac surgery
  • neurosurgery
  • paediatric cancer services including bone marrow transplants
  • children treated from overseas

Where is Great Ormond Street Hospital located?

Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3JH

We’ve included a Google Maps route to help guide you there.

How do I get there?

The Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children is approximately 15 minutes away from the hotel.  As you exit the hotel, turn right and head to Marchmont Street. Keep walking down Marchmont Street until you reach a T-junction and then take another right onto Bernard Street.  Take the first left onto Herbrand Street and then immediately right onto Guildford Street. Take another immediate right onto Queen Anne’s Walk and continue past Queen Square. Finally, take a left onto Great Ormond Street and the hospital will be approximately sixty yards on your left.