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Encyclopedia > Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Location London, UK
Beds 335
Affiliation National Health Service
Certification NHS Trust
Speciality Paediatrics
Founded 1852
Website http://www.ich.ucl.ac.uk/

The Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children was founded in London in 1852 as the first hospital specifically for children in the English-speaking world. Now an NHS Trust, it is still world-renowned for its pioneering work in children's medicine. Due to its emotive appeal and numerous television appearances, it is possibly the most famous hospital in the United Kingdom. The Houses of Parliament and the clock tower containing Big Ben Part of the London skyline viewed from the South Bank London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... National Health Service Trusts (NHS Trusts) provide many services of the United Kingdom National Health Service in England and Wales. ... Pediatrics (also spelled paediatrics or pædiatrics) is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants and children. ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The Houses of Parliament and the clock tower containing Big Ben Part of the London skyline viewed from the South Bank London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... A male Caucasian toddler child A child (plural: children) is a young human. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... National Health Service Trusts (NHS Trusts) provide many services of the United Kingdom National Health Service in England and Wales. ... Pediatrics (also spelled paediatrics or pædiatrics) is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. ...


The hospital works with the Institute for Child Health and is the largest centre for research into childhood illness outside the United States, and a major international trainer of doctors and nurses. It has the widest range of children's specialists of any UK hospital, and is the largest centre for children's heart or brain surgery, or children with cancer, in the UK. Recent high profile breakthroughs include successful gene therapy for immune diseases, following a decade of research. A nurse is a health care professional who is engaged in the practice of nursing. ...


The hospital was the recipient of playwright J.M. Barrie's copyright to Peter Pan, giving the institution control of the rights to the work, and entitling it to royalties from any performance or publication of the play and derivative works. When the copyright originally expired 50 years after Barrie's death (in 1987), the UK government granted the hospital a perpetual right to collect royalties on the work. Peter Pan remains under copyright in the European Union until 2008. The status of the copyright in the United States is disputed; in 2005 the hospital settled a lawsuit with novelist J.E. Somma over a sequel to Barrie's story. Sir James Matthew Barrie, Baronet, Scottish author Sir James Matthew Barrie, Baronet (May 9, 1860 - June 19, 1937), more commonly known as J. M. Barrie, was a Scottish novelist and dramatist. ... Copyright symbol. ... Statue of Peter Pan in St. ...


In 2002 Great Ormond Street commenced a redevelopment program which is budgeted at £312 million and is scheduled to be complete by 2008.


Museum and archive

Great Ormond Street's museum and archive is open by appointment. It covers the history and personalities connected with the hospital since its inception in 1852. The Peter Pan Gallery houses editions of the book from all over the world, in many languages.


External links

  • The Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children and Institute of Child Health
    • Redevelopment page
  • Museum and archive

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NodeWorks - Encyclopedia: Great Ormond Street Hospital (321 words)
The hospital works with the Institute for Child Health and is the largest centre for research into childhood illness outside the United States, and a major international trainer of doctors and nurses.
In 2002 Great Ormond Street commenced a redevelopment program which is budgeted at £312 million and is scheduled to be complete by 2008.
Great Ormond Street's museum and archive is open by appointment.
Great Ormond Street Hospital - definition of Great Ormond Street Hospital in Encyclopedia (179 words)
The Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children was founded in London in 1852 as the first hospital specifically for children in the English-speaking world.
The hospital was the recipient of playwright J.M. Barrie's copyright to Peter Pan, giving the institution control of the rights to the work, and entitling it to royalties from any performance or publication of the play and derivative works.
When the copyright expired 50 years after Barrie's death (in 1987), the UK government granted the hospital a perpetual right to collect royalties on the work.
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