Great Ormond Street documentary

The BAFTA-nominated BBC show on children’s hospital will return, focusing on children with neurological conditions.

Shown on BBC Two, it will follow doctors and families as they navigate life-changing decision in treating children. The three-part series, as well as featuring neurological conditions, will also focus us on children with rare diseases and respiratory conditions. Kate Townsend, Executive Producer for the BBC, said: “The Great Ormond Street series continues in its compelling tone to explore complex dilemmas born from cutting edge medicine. In this latest series, some of the children are particularly involved in the decision making process.” Professor Bobby Gaspar, Consultant in Paediatric Immunology at GOSH, said: “Difficult decisions are part of daily life at Great Ormond Street. This documentary offers a rare insight into what it is like for us as clinicians and researchers, as well as for our families and patients, as we weigh up what is right for each child and the amount of risk we are willing to take to give that child a chance of life, or a better quality of life. “In a lot of cases we are treating children who have already run out of conventional treatment options. So our clinical research and experimental treatments often represent the very last chance for a child to get better – and the results can sometimes be extraordinary.”
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