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Who we are

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.

Our hospital

Based in a stunning purpose-built building on the site of St Thomas', we have:

  • 281 beds, including 30 intensive care beds and a 46-cot neonatal unit
  • 5 dedicated children's operating theatres
  • a full children's imaging service with MRI scanner, x-ray and ultrasound
  • a kidney dialysis unit
  • 3 dedicated children's research units
  • an outpatients department
  • a hospital school.

Watch a film about our hospital services

Working in the community

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 children's health centres and care for more than 38,000 children and young people in the community every year- that's a third of all children and young people in Lambeth and Southwark.

Our network

We're also building our specialist clinical network so that the 1.6 million children in London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex can benefit from our expert care.

Inside Evelina London

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

Evelina London floor symbols
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.