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About the Trust

Guy’s and St Thomas’ is among the UK’s busiest and most successful NHS foundation trusts. We provide a full range of hospital and community services for people in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham, as well as specialist care for patients from further afield including cancer, renal, orthopaedic and cardiovascular services.

Guy’s is home to the largest dental school in Europe and a £160 million Cancer Centre opened in 2016. As part of our commitment to provide care closer to home, in 2017 we also opened a cancer centre and a kidney treatment centre at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup. St Thomas’ has one of the largest critical care units in the UK and one of the busiest emergency departments in London. It is also home to Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

Our children's services

Evelina London cares for local children in Lambeth and Southwark and provides specialist services across south east England including cardiac, renal and critical care services. We have been formally recognised as leading a number of specialist service networks aiming to ensure children are treated locally where possible, but have access to specialist expertise when they need it. Our community services include health visiting, school nursing and support for families of a child with a long-term condition. The Duchess of Cambridge became the Patron of Evelina London in 2018.

Our community services

Our adult community services teams deliver care at the heart of the local communities we serve, working in partnership with GPs, local authorities and other health care and voluntary sector organisations. In 2019 we combined adult community services with acute medicine and therapy services to create Integrated Care, a new strategic business unit. Working with our partners in Lambeth and Southwark, we are focusing on new ways of working to improve care for local patients.

Research

We have a reputation for clinical excellence and high quality teaching and research. We are part of King's Health Partners, one of six accredited UK Academic Health Sciences Centres. In partnership with King's College London we have dedicated clinical research facilities and a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre.

Our patients and staff

Patients are at the heart of everything we do and we pride ourselves on ensuring the best possible patient experience as well as safe, high quality care. We are proud to have one of the lowest mortality rates in the NHS. Following a comprehensive Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection in 2019 we maintained our overall rating of 'good'. Our adult community services achieved a rating of 'outstanding'.

The commitment of our 17,100 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2018 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to patients.

We have one of the most ambitious capital investment programmes anywhere in the NHS.

About the Trust

  • 2.6 million patient contacts
  • 17,100 staff
  • over £1.6 billion annual turnover
  • 6,492 babies delivered last year

For more facts and figures, read About the Trust factsheet (PDF 176Kb).