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A history of care

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Evelina London was born out of love. For over 150 years, we have changed the lives of children and young people, caring for them as if they were our own.

We are here when our children and families need us most, saving lives, improving health and inspiring better futures. Hear about our extraordinary history and look into the future from the perspective of our brilliant staff.


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Staff share their memories of working at Evelina London. Find out what changes they have witnessed and what Evelina London means to them.

  • Professor Shak Qureshi writes about how treatments have improved for children and young people with heart conditions
  • Kirsteen McCulloch describes innovations in healthcare for children that have developed over the course of her nursing career
  • Sir Cyril Chantler explains how he helped to improve accommodation for families at Evelina London


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What do you do?

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a nurse or an administrative assistant at Evelina London? We've invited members of our team to talk about their roles and what makes them feel proud.

  • Patrice shares her career journey from renal nurse to patient safety manager and tells us about her proudest moment
  • Nicole tells us about her career as a medical secretary and why she runs an annual cook-off for around 200 staff




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To mark 150 years of Evelina London, health writer, Jeremy Laurance, provides an insight into pioneering work through the eyes of our experts. Written in 2019, these pieces present the challenges and advances in two areas of modern healthcare.

 ""Thank you to the children and young people who have so brilliantly illustrated our history pages.

150 years of history

Find out more about the history of Evelina London.

We may be 150 years old but some things never change. Find out what we're still doing

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