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 22 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

Glangwili General Hospital, Carmarthen

Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport

Singleton Hospital, Swansea

Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend

Wrexham Maelor Hospital

The GEM Centre, Wolverhampton

Bradford Royal Infirmary

Freeman Hospital, Newcastle


Maidstone &Tunbridge Wells Hospitals, Kent

Northwick Park Hospital, London

Edgware Community Hospital, Middlesex

Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, London

Royal Stoke University Hospital, Staffordshire

St Mary's Hospital, Isle of Wight

Sheffield Children's Hospital

Royal Manchester Children's Hospital

Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital, Brighton

East Surrey Hospital

Blackpool Victoria Hospital


APRIL 2015


Number of Children taking part