Who we are

Evelina London Children's services are part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

Our comprehensive health services care for children from before birth, throughout childhood and into adult life.

We provide hospital care and treatment at both our purpose-built children’s hospital on the St Thomas’ Hospital site and at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals. We care for families in our local areas and provide an extensive range of specialist services for children with rare and complex conditions from across south London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

Our community services care for children and families in Lambeth and Southwark.

Our vision is to be a world leading centre of life-changing care for children, young people and their families.

As part of a larger clinical group, we also provide maternity, assisted conception and gynaecology services. More information on these services can be found on the Guy’s and St Thomas’ website.

Find out more about the Evelina London Women's and Children's Clinical Group.

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

Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals

We also provide specialist children’s services for heart and lung conditions at Royal Brompton Hospital and children’s heart and lung outpatient services at Harefield Hospital.

Our dedicated Children's Hospital

Based in a stunning purpose-built building on the site of St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital has:

  • 215 inpatient beds, 30 intensive care beds and a 46-cot neonatal unit
  • 6 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.

 A hospital that doesn't feel like a hospital

Inside Evelina London

With themed floors, a glass atrium, rooms with views, sunlight and fresh air, Evelina London Children's Hospital was designed around the needs of children and their families.  

Inpatients are on the upper levels of the building, so children staying in hospital enjoy the best views. They also overlook the atrium, 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.  

Watch a film about our hospital services