October 2015 marked 10 years since we opened the doors of our children’s hospital on the site at St Thomas’.
Our award-winning building was designed around the needs of children, their families and staff. The result is ‘a hospital that doesn’t feel like a hospital’ with state-of-the-art equipment and services.
Since opening, we’ve had more than half a million visits by young patients to our hospital building alone.
Over the years, Evelina London has not only served the local population but welcomed community services and become established as a leading specialist centre.
Ten things you might not know about Evelina London in 2015
- We’re London’s first new children‘s hospital building for more than 100 years
- We now look after 55,000 patients a year
- Our kidney and urology team serve a population of around 10 million. We provide around 1 in 5 of the UK‘s kidney transplants in children
- We have an international reputation for treating heart problems in children – 440 heart operations are performed every year
- Our paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) cares for 1,225 children each year
- We’re home to the Centre for the Developing Brain, which does pioneering research to understand brain development in newborn babies
- Our neonatal unit cares for 900 babies every year
- In 2014-15 there were 400 children who took part in clinical trials to help develop new treatments
- Around 24,000 visits are made to our children’s A&E department each year
- Evelina London was the first children’s hospital to allow a parent to join their child in the ambulance.
Now we are 10
Our patient, Kirsty, shared what it's like being 10.
Supporting Evelina London
Read all about our amazing supporters, patients and staff and what they helped us to achieve in our special edition 'We are 10' magazine.
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