King’s College Hospital, situated in south London, is one of the largest and busiest teaching hospitals in the country. The Trust has nearly 900 beds, over 7,000 staff and treats one million patients every year. It has an annual turnover of over £630 million.
King’s became a Foundation Trust in 2006, and recently became part of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre, a pioneering collaboration between the Trust, King’s College London, and Guy’s and St Thomas’, and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts.
King’s provides the full range of emergency, surgical and medical clinical services you would expect from a major teaching hospital. However, King’s is also home to a number of clinical specialities for which it has an international reputation for excellence and innovation.
King’s is home to Europe’s largest liver centre, and performs over 200 liver transplants every year. It is a centre of excellence for the management of complex liver disease, including viral hepatitis, and its pioneering work includes the development of living related liver transplants
King’s is one of the world’s leading centres for the treatment of leukaemia, and is the only centre in Europe to have clinical and research expertise in all the main disease areas. King’s also runs Europe’s largest bone marrow transplant service, and regularly carries out over 150 transplants each year.
King’s is a leading centre internationally for fetal medicine. The Harris Birthright Centre is a leading clinical unit and research centre for the assessment and treatment of unborn babies, caring for than 10,000 patients each year.
King’s is one of four Major Trauma Centres in London, and the home of the award-winning Channel 4 documentary series 24 Hours in A&E, which focuses on the work of staff based in our Trauma and Emergency Department.
It is one of London’s eight Hyper Acute Stroke Units, which means it treats patients from across London presenting with life-threatening injuries and conditions. The Royal College of Physicians rated King’s as the top stroke centre in the country this year. King’s is also a regional centre for heart and brain surgery.
King’s is part of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), a pioneering collaboration between the Trust, King’s College London, and Guy’s and St Thomas’ and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts.
King’s Health Partners is one of only five AHSCs in the UK and brings together an unrivalled range and depth of clinical and research expertise, spanning both physical and mental health. Its combined strengths are driving improvements in care for patients, allowing them to benefit from breakthroughs in medical science and receive leading edge treatment at the earliest possible opportunity.
Chief Executive (interim): Peter Herring