OSTRICH is a study that will find out whether a short course of steroids will help improve hearing in children with glue ear


We currently have 16 sites taking part in the OSTRICH Study,

all are now open for recruitment and listed below

University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Llantrisant (CLOSED to recruitment)

Glangwili General Hospital, Carmarthen

Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport

Singleton Hospital, Swansea

Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend (CLOSED to recruitment)

Wrexham Maelor Hospital

The GEM Centre, Wolverhampton

Bradford Royal Infirmary

Freeman Hospital, Newcastle


Maidstone &Tunbridge Wells Hospitals, Kent (CLOSED to recruitment)

Northwick Park Hospital, London

Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, London

Royal Stoke University Hospital, Staffordshire

St Mary's Hospital, Isle of Wight

East Surrey Hospital

Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Walsall Manor Hospital

Worcester Royal Hospital


October 2015


Number of Children taking part