University Hospital Lewisham

Referral/Teaching Hospital | London, United Kingdom

Hospital description

The Lewisham Hospital NHS Trust, which is the governing body for the University Hospital Lewisham, was formed in 2010 to bring together local NHS hospital and community services under one organisation. The University Hospital Lewisham is a teaching hospital for the University of London which obtained University status in 1997 because of the role it plays in undergraduate education and research.

University Hospital Lewisham is a local hospital in the centre of the London Borough of Lewisham. The hospital offers medical, surgical and emergency services for the local community and provides a range of specialist services for South East London and the wider UK population, including children’s day case surgery, neonatal intensive care, cystic fibrosis care and ear, nose and throat and vascular surgery.

The hospital is also unusual in that it is one of a limited number of hospitals in London to have a separate Children’s A&E Department, which provides a service that is rated ‘Excellent’ by the Care Quality Commission. With over 2,500 members of staff, University Hospital Lewisham is one of South East London’s largest employers.

Applications for this hospital are through King’s College London (both national and international students may apply) and undergraduates from the KCL School of Medicine are assigned to Lewisham in years 3, 4 and 5 of their training. The Trust also trains a large number of postgraduate medical trainees from Foundation to the end of specialist training in all disciplines.


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


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