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by Theresa
Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: 2007 Birthday Project for Great Ormond Street Hospital
Topic: 2007 Birthday Project ~ GOSH . . . Did You Know?
Replies: 4
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2007 Birthday Project ~ GOSH . . . Did You Know?

Did you know? Patron: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Chairman: Sir Cyril Chantler Chief Executive: Dr Jane Collins History Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) was the first children’s hospital in the English-speaking world. It was founded by Dr Charles West and first opened its doors on 14 February...
by Theresa
Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:21 pm
Forum: 2007 Birthday Project for Great Ormond Street Hospital
Topic: 2007 Birthday Project ~ A History of GOSH
Replies: 10
Views: 30275

The on-going process of rebuilding culminated in the replacement of the now near derelict 1875 building by the new Variety Club Building, opened in 1994. This, paid for by the nationally successful "Wishing Well Appeal" , has provided sophisticated 4-storey accommodation for the Intensive Care, Hos...
by Theresa
Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:16 pm
Forum: 2007 Birthday Project for Great Ormond Street Hospital
Topic: 2007 Birthday Project ~ A History of GOSH
Replies: 10
Views: 30275

A new generation of internationally eminent clinicians maintained the hospital’s reputation for research and medical innovation. In medicine, Dr. (later Sir) Alan Moncrieff specialised in respiratory conditions, Dr. R S Frew in Asthma, Dr. E A Cockayne in endocrinology and genetic abnormalities, an...
by Theresa
Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:05 pm
Forum: 2007 Birthday Project for Great Ormond Street Hospital
Topic: 2007 Birthday Project ~ A History of GOSH
Replies: 10
Views: 30275

By the time of the opening of the Tadworth branch, the hospital had recovered and surpassed its pre-War volume of patients, and the familiar situation of first-class treatments and research in inadequate buildings was once again present. A new campaign for a complete rebuilding of the Hospital was ...
by Theresa
Sat Jun 02, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: 2007 Birthday Project for Great Ormond Street Hospital
Topic: 2007 Birthday Project ~ A History of GOSH
Replies: 10
Views: 30275

Joni wrote:I want to thank you, Theresa, for providing this historical information for us! It's quite interesting.

:thanks!:
You're very welcome, Joni.

There are still a few more years to get through -- there's a lot of history in this institution, all quite fascinating.
by Theresa
Sat Jun 02, 2007 5:50 pm
Forum: 2007 Birthday Project for Great Ormond Street Hospital
Topic: 2007 Birthday Project~Johnny, Finding Neverland and GOSH
Replies: 2
Views: 16408

2007 Birthday Project~Johnny, Finding Neverland and GOSH

AnaMaria has graciously shared this short video clip of Johnny during Finding Neverland. Video clip: [/size] http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v148/Chero/Depp/Neverland/GOSH%20videoclip/?action=view¤t=GOSH.flv Screencaps: http://i17.tinypic.com/6chu7af.jpg Johnny: "Barrie left the proceeds an...
by Theresa
Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:35 pm
Forum: 2007 Birthday Project for Great Ormond Street Hospital
Topic: 2007 Birthday Project ~ A History of GOSH
Replies: 10
Views: 30275

From 1883 to 1948, the hospital also trained private nurses to work in the community and for the children of wealthier parents and maintained its own staff of "Supply" nurses for hire by private patients. The private nurses may have been the first to wear the famous pink uniforms that subsequently ...
by Theresa
Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: 2007 Birthday Project for Great Ormond Street Hospital
Topic: 2007 Birthday Project ~ A History of GOSH
Replies: 10
Views: 30275

The 1,047 in-patients and 14,522 out-patients of 1880 had risen to 1,690 in-patients by 1900, and 19,000 out-patients by 1890. Another new building with three large wards (the surviving red-brick frontage building), was opened in 1893, partly funded by money collected by children nation-wide as a "...
by Theresa
Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: 2007 Birthday Project for Great Ormond Street Hospital
Topic: 2007 Birthday Project ~ A History of GOSH
Replies: 10
Views: 30275

The 1860s saw a continuing growth in the number of patients as the hospital’s reputation and the population of London increase. In 1860, 384 in-patients and 6,833 out-patients were treated. By 1870, the figures were 691 and 12,221. By 1870, the clinical staff had grown to seven physicians, five sur...
by Theresa
Sat Jun 02, 2007 1:20 am
Forum: 2007 Birthday Project for Great Ormond Street Hospital
Topic: 2007 Birthday Project ~ A History of GOSH
Replies: 10
Views: 30275

In the first years, there were only ten beds (later increased to 20). Unlike today, the patients were almost all very local, from the teeming slums of nearby Clerkenwell, Holborn and St. Pancras. Initially the hospital was regarded as a suspicious innovation by many people, and few patients came, b...
by Theresa
Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:35 pm
Forum: 2007 Birthday Project for Great Ormond Street Hospital
Topic: 2007 Birthday Project ~ A History of GOSH
Replies: 10
Views: 30275

2007 Birthday Project ~ A History of GOSH

Since our birthday project this year involves Great Ormond Street Hospital, and many of us don't know much about the hospital, I though I'd post some information on its 150-year history. (from Nicholas Baldwin, M.A., M.Litt., archivist) The history of GOSH The whole story Great Ormond Street Hospit...
by Theresa
Sun May 14, 2006 6:53 pm
Forum: 2006 Birthday Project for Children's Hospice
Topic: Happy Mother's Day--wonderful Birthday Project news!
Replies: 64
Views: 117291

:biglaugh: sjc ~ that pic is priceless! Thank you for the laugh!
by Theresa
Sun May 14, 2006 12:38 am
Forum: 2006 Birthday Project for Children's Hospice
Topic: Happy Mother's Day--wonderful Birthday Project news!
Replies: 64
Views: 117291

CarrieKY wrote:Johnny is touched!!!!! *squeal*
I'm squealing too, CarrieKY!
by Theresa
Mon Dec 19, 2005 9:41 pm
Forum: 2006 Birthday Project for Children's Hospice
Topic: Johnny's Bracelet
Replies: 141
Views: 196670

It is big, kristen.

I like my bracelets loose and this one is definitely loose. I'm going to have the clasp taken off and a small silver ring put on instead. I think just that slight reduction will help the fit. And I don't need the clasp -- if I ever take it off, it will just slide over my hand.
by Theresa
Mon Dec 19, 2005 9:29 pm
Forum: 2006 Birthday Project for Children's Hospice
Topic: Johnny's Bracelet
Replies: 141
Views: 196670

My bracelet came today, too. It's the double strand leather one and it's wonderful. And it's on my wrist to stay!