ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL APPEALS TO ASIANS
(2 March 2006)
Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust (GOSH) is launching
the first ever public consultation on its future, and asks members
of the Asian Community to play their part. The major consultation,
which is part of its application to become a Foundation Trust, will
run from 27th February to 26th May 2006. 38% of the hospital's inpatients
currently come from black and ethnic minority groups.
vision for the GOSH Foundation trust is:
to help more children, to offer care in a more comfortable and
to work with others to improve children's health and well-being,
to involve patients and their families more in designing and improving
to draw on our research strength and the innovation of our staff
to develop new techniques, new services, and new ways of delivering
Chief Executive, Dr Jane Collins, said: "Great Ormond Street
is committed to providing the best service possible to the 100,000
children we see every year. Becoming a Foundation Trust will help
us listen better to the people that matter - our patients, their
families and our staff, and will help us move more quickly to where
we want to go in the future. We are asking for feedback on our plans
from all those who have an interest in children's health. We want
you to help us plan for our future."
is providing the adult consultation document in ten community languages
and is piloting the children's leaflet in four of the most frequently
used community languages. The languages are Arabic, Turkish, Bengali,
Somali, Urdu, Greek, Punjabi, French, Albanian,. Portuguese.
you would like to get involved there is information for adults on
and for children and young people on www.talk2gosh.nhs.uk.
Or you can contact our Foundation Trust team by phone on 020 7762
6761, or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.