Creating a bigger and even better children's hospital
Since we opened our award-winning hospital building in 2005, the number of children needing our specialist care has more than doubled and continues to grow. We have exciting and ambitious plans to grow our hospital into a world-leading centre of life-changing care for even more children, young people and their families.
Why do more children and young people need our specialist care?
The number of children with complex needs and specialist conditions is growing. We are also expecting our heart services to double in size, as subject to the necessary public consultation, children’s services will move from the Royal Brompton Hospital site to an expanded Evelina London Children’s Hospital at St Thomas’ in around five to six years’ time.
As we identify and learn more about conditions through our world-leading research, and as techniques and technology evolves, we can offer more treatments so that children can get vital, life-changing care. With more children and more conditions to care for, we need to build a bigger, more modern and flexible children's hospital.
What does this mean for children and young people?
Our plans for a bigger hospital, which will be joined to our existing children’s hospital, will give us the extra beds, operating theatres, and the latest imaging and research facilities we need to provide the very best care to children now, and in the future. We are also building a new centre for day surgery, opening in 2022, which gives us dedicated space to provide 2,300 surgeries per year.
Our plans to grow will also reduce the time children are already waiting for some of our services, and with more expert teams and training, the latest facilities and cutting-edge technology, we can support children to have specialist care at their local hospitals closer to where they live.
Together this will help us achieve our vision to be a comprehensive, specialist children’s centre providing 24/7 specialist care for the sickest children when they need it.
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