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About us

We are the independent registered charity for the three world-renowned hospitals of Barts and The London NHS Trust – Barts in the City (Britain’s oldest hospital, founded 1123), The Royal London, in Whitechapel, (founded 1740) and The London Chest, in Bethnal Green (founded 1848). 

As well as the hospitals themselves, we work closely with their medical, dental and nursing schools – Barts and The London, Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry and St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery at City University. 

Charitable giving by patients, local communities and businesses has always played and will continue to play a vital role in our hospitals. It helps provide state of the art facilities and equipment; supports cutting-edge research and innovations in treatments; and ensures the best possible standards for our patients, staff and local communities.

The hospitals still rely on the generosity of donors and volunteering from people in our diverse local communities and from those further afield. The Charity’s vital work cannot continue without the help of people like you.

Registered Charity Number 212563.