Our hospitals and community services
At the heart of our services are 5 famous hospitals.
Guy’s Hospital, in Southwark, is a 400 bed major elective centre for south London and a specialist centre for:
Our state-of-the-art cancer centre at Guy's provides treatment for a wide range of cancers, offering radiotherapy, chemotherapy and surgery. It's also the centre for ground-breaking research and clinical trials, helping us to improve cancer treatments and outcomes.
Guy’s Tower is one of the tallest hospital buildings in the world. It is the site of many of our dedicated clinical research facilities and our National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre.
Our medical school, The GKT School of Medical Education, is based at Guy's Hospital.
Guy's Hospital also houses our dental school, which is the largest dental school in Europe.
St Thomas' Hospital, in Lambeth, has one of the busiest emergency departments (A&E) in London and is home to a wide range of specialties including:
- respiratory (including Lane Fox)
- women's services (including maternity)
- acute medicine and ageing and health
- critical care
- gastro-intestinal medicine and surgery
- general surgery
- plastic surgery
- eye (ophthalmology)
St Thomas' is our largest hospital with 840 beds.
It's also home to one of London's busiest maternity services, where over 6,000 babies a year are born, with the support of our specialist obstetric, medical and midwifery care.
Evelina London Children's Hospital is on the same site as St Thomas'. It is one of only 2 specialist children's hospitals in London and provides the most comprehensive health services for families from pre-birth, throughout childhood and into adult life. Evelina London was the first specialist children's hospital to be rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission.
Each year we treat over 120,000 children in Lambeth and Southwark, and across London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex through clinical networks for specialties including:
Together with Royal Brompton Hospital, we're one of the UK's main centres for children's cardiology and respiratory care.
Our neonatal unit cares for around 1,000 babies a year, and has some of the best survival rates in the UK.
Evelina London also runs the South Thames paediatric intensive care retrieval service, to bring children to our ICU in specially-designed intensive care ambulances, helicopters or planes.
Royal Brompton Hospital, in Chelsea, West London, is our 350 bed specialist heart and lung hospital. Together with Harefield Hospital, St Thomas' and Evelina London, we form the largest specialist heart and lung centre in the UK and among the largest in Europe.
- adult and children's cardiology
- heart failure
- vascular surgery
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- lung surgery
- home ventilation
We set up the UK's first adult cystic fibrosis centre. It is now one of Europe's biggest treatment centres for the condition.
We're the only centre in the country with a total artificial heart programme and our cystic fibrosis experts are pioneering opportunities in remote digital care.
Harefield Hospital, near Uxbridge, is one of the largest and most experienced centres in the world for heart and lung transplants, and has jointly pioneered work in the development of 'artificial hearts' (also known as left ventricular assist devices or LVADs).
The hospital has:
- 168 beds
- 5 operating theatres
- 4 catheter laboratories
At our dedicated heart attack centre, we deal with heart attack emergencies from outer north-west London, providing primary angioplasty in our specialist catheter laboratories. We're also pioneers in minimally invasive surgery, allowing some patients to undergo surgery through a small incision, minimising the impact of the procedure.
Much of the hospital's pioneering research is performed alongside the Heart Science Centre, which investigates the causes and treatments of heart disease and is based in the hospital grounds.
Harefield is also a major centre for cancer treatment, including:
- lung cancer
- chest cancer
- oesophagal cancers
Much of our care is delivered closer to and at home, in the communities we serve.
We provide community services for adults and children in Lambeth and Southwark, working closely with our local NHS, local authority and voluntary sector partners.
We deliver services in a variety of locations, including in GP practices, health centres, schools, community buildings and in patients' homes.
Our services range from health promotion through to delivery of high quality care for complex patients in our community centres.
We also provide specialist service outreach clinics in partnership with local hospitals at over 50 locations. Services include: