Evelina London Children’s Healthcare is part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. They are the second largest provider of children’s services in London. Evelina London provides comprehensive health services from before birth, throughout childhood and into adult life caring for not only local families but also providing an extensive range of specialist services for children with rare and complex conditions from across south London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex. 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 community centres and 1,000 network clinics.
With themed floors based around the natural world, with the sea at ground level to the sky at the top, a conservatory, 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 conservatory, the social heart of the building, housing a gallery and performance space and the hospital school.
Patron Since: December 2018
February 28, 2017 – Visiting The Ronald McDonald House Evelina London – The Duchess of Cambridge officially opened the new Ronald McDonald House Evelina London. Her Royal Highness toured the new House and met Ronald McDonald House staff and Evelina London doctors and nurses. Joining in on a Pancake Day arts and crafts session with children, Her Royal Highness spoke to parents who have found that the new House eases the difficulties of having a child staying at Evelina London.
February 27, 2018 – Visiting RCOG and Nursing Now – The Duchess of Cambridge visited Evelina London Children’s Hospital to celebrate the launch of a global campaign to empower and support nurses. Nursing Now is a three-year campaign aiming to raise the profile and status of nursing across the world. Her Royal Highness met nurses and families on Snow Leopard Ward, Evelina London’s long-term ventilation unit, to learn about the different roles and career opportunities available to nurses.
December 11, 2018 – Visiting Evelina London And The Passage – The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Evelina London for which The Duchess became Patron on this day. Their Royal Highnesses spoke to a group of parents about the care their children have received at Evelina London and joined patients as they took part in Christmas themed activities.The Duchess of Cambridge helped kick off the 150 year celebrations by helping patients who have been treated at the hospital to complete a commemorative artwork and to unveil a special anniversary banner. Speaking at Evelina London, The Duchess of Cambridge, said: “It’s always such a pleasure to come and meet patients and families who are here. A huge thank you to everyone here at Evelina for doing such an amazing job on a daily basis in supporting children and their extended families both here and also out in the community.”
September 19, 2019 – Visiting The Family Nurse Partnership – – The Duchess of Cambridge visited Evelina London’s Sunshine House for Children and Young People’s Health and Development Centre in South London. The embargoed visit was to further her research and engagement with the Early Years sector. During her visit The Duchess met with the Southwark Family Nurse Partnership team who support first time parents, aged 24 and under and their children. Parents are partnered with a trained family nurse who visits them regularly from early pregnancy until the child is two. The Duchess met with parents who have been supported by Evelina London’s Family Nurse Partnetship team and heard their stories of success.