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Evelina London Children's Hospital

Evelina London Children's Hospital
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Geography
Location Lambeth, London, England, United Kingdom
Organisation
Care system Public NHS
Hospital type Specialist
Affiliated university King's College London
Services
Emergency department Yes Accident & Emergency
Beds 140
Speciality Children's hospital
History
Founded 1869, 2005 relocation
Closed 1976 on original site
Links
Website .uk.nhs.evelinalondonwww
Lists Hospitals in England

Evelina London Children's Hospital is a specialist NHS hospital in London. It is administratively a part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and provides teaching hospital facilities for London South Bank University and King's College London School of Medicine. Formerly housed at Guy's Hospital, it moved to a new building alongside St Thomas' Hospital, which opened on 31 October 2005.

Contents

  • History 1
  • New hospital 2
  • Funding 3
  • South Thames Retrieval Service 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

The hospital was founded in 1869 (as Evelina Hospital for Sick Children) by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, whose wife, Evelina, and their child had died in premature labour. It was established in a purpose-built hospital in Southwark Bridge Road, Southwark, opposite what was originally the headquarters of the London Fire Brigade at 94 Southwark Bridge Road. It was nationalised in 1948, becoming a branch of Guy's Hospital. In 1976 the original hospital building was closed, and the children's wards were moved to the newly built Guy's Tower.

New hospital

In 1999 a decision was made to re-establish Evelina Children's Hospital as a new specialist hospital for all children's services at Guy’s and St Thomas', on the site of a former nurses' home. An architectural design competition was managed by RIBA Competitions and won by Hopkins Architects and engineers Buro Happold. Davis Langdon provided quantity surveying and employer's agent services. Construction began in 2002, and the building was completed in 2004, ready for fitting out. This is one of the few hospitals in the world to be built not around the doctor's perspective, but around the patient's. The building won the IStructE Award for Education or Healthcare Structures in 2006.

Funding

Although a part of the NHS, the £60 million building cost of the new Evelina London Children's Hospital was largely paid for with private funds, with £50 million coming from the independent Guy's and St Thomas' Charity[1] (the successor to the endowments of Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, amongst others), and £10 million from NHS budgets and a major fundraising campaign by Evelina London Children's Hospital Appeal.

South Thames Retrieval Service

South Thames Retrieval Service (STRS) is a children's acute transport service which specialises in the inter-hospital transfer of critically ill children in King's College Hospital. With one phone call to the emergency number, a clinician in a South Thames hospital, can source clinical advice, a PICU bed and a transport team as necessary. STRS can then also coordinate specialist service input (e.g. cardiology).[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ The Guy's and St Thomas' Charity and other related charities, Registered Charity no. 251983 at the Charity Commission
  2. ^ South Thames Retrieval Service

External links

  • Guy's & St Thomas' Charity
  • The Evelina Children's Hospital Appeal
  • Building design article relating to cooling problems

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