This week David Cameron visited Great Ormond Street Hospital to tour the Zayed Research Centre, as well as visit the genomics and paediatric neurology departments.
Mr Cameron was briefed on the strides being made in genomics and paediatric neurology, as well as meeting the fantastic and hardworking members of staff. This was the first time that Mr Cameron had been back to GOSH since the passing of his first son, Ivan, in 2009, who suffered from a very rare genetic disease, Ohtahara Syndrome. It was inspiring to see the continual development of GOSH and witness their ground-breaking and life-changing work.
During the visit, Mr Cameron was also shown around the Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children which is currently under construction. Once opened, the Centre will be a world-leading centre of excellence that will tackle some of the most challenging scientific questions in rare disease research.
To find out more about the inspirational work of GOSH, please visit https://www.gosh.nhs.uk/