Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust (GOSH) has recently secured long term funding for its life saving tracheal service, which treats children suffering from extremely narrow windpipes. (Long Segment Tracheal Stenosis)
Children born with very narrow windpipes suffer breathing difficulties and often die. The surgery to correct this has historically been very difficult and where surgeons have little experience in this rare condition, results are not always good. A new service, officially launched this week, of designated experts at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust (GOSH) has produced better results and has now secured long term funding from government agency NSCAG.
The Tracheal Team at GOSH is a group of health professionals that have been brought together to provide a range of expertise. The team includes specialists in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT), Interventional Radiology, Intensive Care, cardiothoracic surgery and physiotherapy. Since it was formed in 2000 the tracheal service has become a world leader in the field. The team is innovative in its degree of cross-skilling.
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