Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) was founded by Dr Charles West, who was driven by the shockingly high level of infant mortality in London. It was the first hospital in the UK dedicated solely to the treatment of children.
Originally known as The Hospital for Sick Children, it opened its doors at 49 Great Ormond Street on Valentine’s Day 1852 with just 10 beds and two physicians. Since then, the hospital has been in a constant state of redevelopment, helped largely by charitable donations.
It has since become one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals, housing the widest range of specialists under one roof, treating children from all over the world.
Every day, 618 children and young people arrive at Great Ormond Street Hospital, where doctors and nurses battle the most complex illnesses, and the brightest minds come together to achieve pioneering medical breakthroughs. This extraordinary hospital has always depended on charitable support to give seriously ill children the best chance to fulfil their potential.
Galleon International has made a commitment to raise money for vital equipment, that will make a difference to these children’s lives every day.