Who we are
Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity
Our very first endowment came from Edward VI who re-established St Thomas’ Hospital in 1553 after its closure. Donations have always allowed us to improve the services we offer our patients.
Some of our recent projects include:
- State of the art Cancer Day Unit: This unit combines exceptional clinical care with leading edge research and teaching to benefit cancer patients. The re-designed unit now offers services like pharmacy, acute oncology, counselling, complementary therapies and out-patient services on the same floor. The result is greater teamwork and more direct interaction with patients.
- End of Life Care Programme: Up to 3,000 residents in Lambeth and Southwark die each year and it’s thought that 70 per cent of them require some form of end of life care. Our programme has enabled 80 per cent of known end of life care patients to die at home rather than hospital.
- Magic Therapy: We’re incorporating specially designed magic tricks into therapy programmes to improve the motor skills of children with upper limb motor disorders such as hemiplegia. The Magic Camp model has proved so successful for this patient group, that we hope to extend this to other regions.