King's College Hospital

Referral/Teaching Hospital | London, United Kingdom

Hospital description

King’s College Hospital is administered by the King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and is one of London’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals, with a unique profile of strong local services and a focused set of specialist services. This includes providing specialist services to patients across a wide catchment area, covering the boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham., The hospital is recognised nationally and internationally for the work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, foetal surgery and haemato-oncology carried out by its’ specialists.

It is classified as an acute care facility, referred to locally and by staff simply as “King’s” or abbreviated to “KCH”. The local population, for which the hospital provides care, is some 700,000 strong, but in addition to this, the hospital also serves as a tertiary referral centre in a number of specialties. Therefore, it offers a large proportion of its services people across southern England.

Along with Guy’s Hospital and St. Thomas’ Hospital, The King’s Hospital is a central facility for King’s College London School of Medicine.


Hospital type Referral/Teaching Hospital
Local language English
Funding Status Public


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