Together, we’re one step closer to raising the £7.5m we need to fund the new Premier Inn Clinical Building at Great Ormond Street Hospital

Premier Inn supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

Whether we’re racing beds through the streets or selling cuddly bears in our hotels, everyone at Premier Inn, including our guests, gets behind our number one charity, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

Great Ormond Street Hospital, or GOSH as it’s fondly known, is the UK’s leading centre for treating seriously ill children. Not only do they do an amazing job of looking after sick children on the wards, but they carry out pioneering research into new treatments and cures for various rare, complex and life-threatening conditions. 

Back in 2012, we pledged to raise £7.5 million for GOSH, specifically to help fund a new state-of-the-art medical wing, which we’re proud to say will be called the Premier Inn Clinical Building. It’s part of the hospital’s ongoing programme to redevelop some of its oldest buildings and replace outdated wards with cutting-edge facilities. 

Room for mum or dad to stay the night

The Premier Inn Clinical Building will house a surgery centre and inpatient wards for children with infectious diseases, skin conditions and heart disorders, as well as problems with their breathing, mobility or nervous system.

These wards will give children and their families more space and privacy during what is inevitably a stressful and traumatic time.

Every bedroom will have an en-suite bathroom and, perhaps most importantly, room for a parent to stay, giving the child bedside comfort right through the night. The wards will also have space for the children to play and eat together and areas for parents to have a break.

Work on the Premier Inn Clinical Building is already under way and due to be finished in 2017. When it is, GOSH expects to treat up to 20% more children with the most serious illnesses.

What we get up to in our efforts for GOSH

Helping children like Herb

Meet six-year-old Herb, the face of October's National Charity Week 2015. At 13 months old, he was diagnosed with meningitis. A year later, he became unwell with an empyema (collapsed lung) and was transferred to GOSH. Tests revealed a rare syndrome called NEMO deficiency, which severely affects the immune system and explained why he was often ill.

When Herb fell sick yet again, an X-ray showed myca-bacteria on his lungs. A bone marrow transplant was Herb’s only option. He got one at GOSH from his older brother Rufus, who was invited to push the button to start the transfusion! 

After ten long weeks in an isolation unit on Robin Ward, Herb is finally back at home and enjoying school with his friends.