Our leading Children’s Hospital cares for 40,000 young patients a year, offering a full range of routine and specialist services, including; trauma, neuro rehab, orthopaedics, cystic fibrosis, gastroenterology and sickle cell disease. When the Children’s Hospital was founded in 1867, 40% of local children did not survive beyond their 10th birthday. Based at The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, the Children’s Hospital now serves one of the most diverse and deprived communities in Europe, with 50% of children living in poverty. Many of the children have complex, life threatening or terminal conditions requiring prolonged hospital stays.
- 124 beds
- 121,937 attendances in 09/10
- Busiest paediatric A&E in London seeing over 35,000 children each year
- Referrals received from across London, the UK and internationally
- A diverse patient population with high rates of infant mortality, malnutrition and HIV
- 60% increase in stab-related admissions in the under 16s between 2003-07