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Great Ormond Street Hospital 'failing' intersex children

Great Ormond Street Hospital is not meeting care standards for intersex children, a BBC investigation says. It found that some patients who had been born with sexual development disorders, and their families, had no access to psychological care. And not all cases were properly discussed before the patient had life changing, irreversible surgery. Health regulator CQC is investigating. The hospital said it was committed to working with seriously ill children. Intersex, also known as disorders of sexual development (DSD), is when sex characteristics – including genitals, reproductive organs and chromosome ...

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Charlie Gard: Death threats sent to Great Ormond Street staff

Staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital have received death threats over the treatment of baby Charlie Gard. The hospital said police had been called after families were “harassed” and “unacceptable behaviour” was recorded in the hospital. It is involved in a legal battle to remove life support from the 11-month-old, who has a rare genetic disorder. His parents Connie Yates and Chris Gard said they did not condone abuse and had also faced “nasty and hurtful remarks”. Charlie, who was born on 4 August 2016, has a form of mitochondrial ...

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