We are one of the busiest NHS Foundation Trusts, with around 900,000 patient contacts every year. We provide a full range of hospital services for our local communities in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham. We also provide specialist services for patients from across London, the South East and further afield.
We are one of the largest employers locally, with almost 11,000 staff. We work hard to reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the communities we serve. Our success depends on the commitment and dedication of our staff. We aim to recruit and retain the best staff possible. Many of our staff are world leaders in the fields of health care, teaching and research.
We are part of King's Health Partners, one of the first Academic Health Sciences Centres (AHSCs) in the UK, with our partner organisationsKing's College London
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation TrustSouth London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Leading Teaching Hospitals
Our organisation is made up of two of London's most well known teaching hospitals - Guy's Hospital and St Thomas' Hospital. We play a key role educating and training tomorrow's doctors, nurses and other health professionals. To deliver high quality education and research, we work in partnership with:
the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Biomedical Sciences of King's College London
other higher education institutions, including South Bank University
We have five values that are part of everything we do as an organisation. We will:
Put patients firstTake pride in what we doRespect othersStrive to be the bestAct with integrity
Our hospitals have been at the forefront of medical innovation and progress since they were founded almost 900 years ago. Both hospitals have built on these traditions and continue to have a reputation for excellence and innovation.We became one of the first NHS Foundation Trusts in July 2004. St Thomas’ Hospital is also home to the Florence Nightingale Museum.