Premier Inn proud to support Great Ormond Street Hospital

Together with our team members, guests and suppliers we’re helping to make a difference for the most seriously ill children from across the UK who are being treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). We have proudly supported GOSH since 2012. 

 

Every day, 618 children and young people from across the UK arrive at GOSH. Every day, young lives hang in the balance as patients, families and staff battle the most complex illnesses.

 

Every day, the brightest minds come together to achieve pioneering medical breakthroughs that change the lives of thousands of children. Despite the greatest challenges a child can face, the hospital is a place where being sick does not always mean being sad. And it’s a place where you’ll find – today and every day - some of the bravest people you could ever meet.
 

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How The Premier Inn Clinical Building is making a difference

In 2012, Whitbread pledged to raise £7.5 million towards a brand new medical facility at the hospital. The Premier Inn Clinical building opened its doors in 2018 allowing hundreds of patients to be treated in brand new facilities including new in-patient wards, operating theatres and a day care unit. 


Some of GOSH’s oldest buildings were constructed in the 1930s. These wards were cramped and gloomy and lacked basic facilities. There weren’t enough toilets and bathrooms, and there was barely enough room for a parent to stay by their child’s bedside overnight.

 

As a global centre of excellence in childhood medicine, GOSH needed facilities to match its expertise. It needed more space, privacy and comfort for children and their families. And it needed facilities that made it easier, not harder, for staff to do their jobs. GOSH also needed extra space to cope with more patients, as admissions and appointments increase year on year.

 

The new Premier Inn Clinical Building has meant that children have been able to move out of the old facilities into brand new, modern wards with en-suite bathrooms. Parents can stay comfortably with their child overnight while they are being cared for at GOSH.

 

The Premier Inn Clinical Building is made up of seven floors and covers eight clinical areas: Cardiac, Surgery, Respiratory, Rheumatology, Infectious Diseases, Immunology, Neurology, Dermatology and MRI/Nuclear Medicine. All the wards are named after an animal, chosen by the children at GOSH. Patients can now sleep alongside a giant pelican on Level 7, or meet a spotted leopard patrolling the corridors of Level 2.

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GOSH welcomes first patients to their brand-new Sight and Sound Centre for children

With the help of a £10 million pledge from Premier Inn, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity) contributed £25 million towards the opening of this unique new centre, welcoming its first patients on Monday 21 June 2021. This incredible building is the UK’s first dedicated medical facility for children with sight and hearing loss and will aid over 8000 children a year.

 

The brand-new facility, which patients at GOSH helped to design, will transform the experience and care of children and young people from across the UK. Patients and over 100 clinicians have moved from outdated existing facilities into the brand new, bespoke Centre designed especially for these children’s sensory needs.

 

The grade II listed building is situated in London’s Holborn, just moments away from the main GOSH site.

 

A first-of-its-kind for children in the UK, the Centre features state-of-the-art soundproofed booths for hearing tests, an eye imaging suite, a dispensing opticians and other testing facilities. There is also a sensory garden with plants that children can see, touch, smell and hear, and bespoke and engaging artworks especially commissioned for children with sensory loss.

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Read more about the opening of the GOSH Sound and Sight Centre
Bernard bear
Bernard bear

Look out for our lovely cuddly bear called Bernard in our hotels which you can buy and take home to bed. Bernard costs £10 and all profits are being donated to GOSH. Just pop him on your room bill when you check out.