Evelina London Children's Healthcare is part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.
We provide comprehensive health services from before birth, throughout childhood and into adult life
Our community services care for children and families in Lambeth and Southwark. Our children's hospital not only cares for local families but also provides an extensive range of specialist services for children with rare and complex conditions from across south London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
We are the second largest provider of children's services in London.
Our vision is to be a world leading centre of life-changing care for children, young people and their families.
Based in a stunning purpose-built building at St Thomas', our hospital includes:
- 167 inpatient beds, including 20 intensive care beds
- 52-cot neonatal unit
- 5 operating theatres, plus 1 cardiac theatre in East Wing, St Thomas'
- a full children's imaging service with MRI scanner, x-ray and ultrasound
- a kidney dialysis unit
- an outpatients department and a medical day care unit
- a hospital school.
Our community services across the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark provide comprehensive healthcare from health visitors and school nurses to specialist input to prevent children with long-term health conditions needing hospital care. We have two community centres and 1,000 network clinics.
Read our factsheet (PDF 2Mb) for a summary of who we are and what we do.
A hospital that does not feel like a hospital
With themed floors, a conservatory, rooms with views, sunlight and fresh air, Evelina London Children's Hospital was designed around the needs of children and their families.
It's a seven-storey glass-fronted building, featuring a four-storey conservatory and dramatic views of Lambeth Palace and Archbishop’s Park.
Inpatients are on the upper levels of the building, so children staying in hospital enjoy the best views. They also overlook the conservatory, the social heart of the building, housing a gallery and performance space and the hospital school.
Finding your way around
The building is themed around the natural world, from the sea at ground level to the sky at the top. It has visual symbols (see above) to make getting around easier and themed artwork on the floor of each level.