We are an independent charitable foundation. We support new ideas to tackle major health and care challenges in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark.

How we work with
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

From new medical devices to entirely different ways of delivering care. We support new ideas that can make a real difference to the health of people.

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3D printer aids
life-changing transplant

Surgeons at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust have used a 3D printer funded through one of our grants to support the successful transplantation of an adult kidney into a child.

Two-year-old Lucy from Northern Ireland received a kidney from her father, Chris, in November. It is the first time in the world that 3D printing has been used to aid kidney transplant surgery involving an adult donor and a child recipient.

The lifelike models of Lucy's abdomen and her dad's kidney (pictured) produced with the 3D printer were vital in helping the surgical team plan the highly complex procedure.

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Sculptures recognised
with listing

Two artworks in our custody and sited in public spaces in Lambeth have been listed as important pieces of post-war art.

The landmark water fountain outside St Thomas’ Hospital and eye-catching stainless steel sculpture outside Becket House, in Lambeth Palace Road, have just been listed Grade II* and Grade II respectively by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on the advice of Historic England.

They are two of 41 newly listed post-war sculptures across the country.

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Bespoke art helps revamp hospital space

A successful project to revamp East Wing at St Thomas’ Hospital has now been completed, including new glass atria and two stunning artworks to enhance the experience of patients, visitors and staff.

We supported Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust through our Health Innovation Fund to commission and produce Aquatic Flora I & II by London-based artists Hsiao-Chi Tsai and Kimiya Yoshikawa.

The designs were selected after receiving more than 50 per cent of votes from patients and staff who took part in an extensive consultation exercise.

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Kieron Boyle announced as our new CEO

We are delighted to announce Kieron Boyle as our new Chief Executive. Kieron has strong experience in social investment, innovation and strategy. He has spent the past four years as Head of Social Investment at the Cabinet Office, working with others to tackle enduring social problems, particularly in healthcare.

Kieron will start his role in April 2016 and will replace Peter Hewitt CBE, who steps down in March after seven years at the Charity.

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Cutting alcohol-related hospital admissions

We have awarded £1.3 million to a new project to reduce the high number of frequent re-admissions to hospitals in Southwark and Lambeth caused by alcohol misuse.

The three-year project will focus on people who regularly attend our major hospitals with alcohol-related problems and will offer them intensive and holistic treatment for up to a year.

Based on successful smaller-scale interventions, the project hopes to reduce the number of hospital admissions and stays by 66 per cent, and attendances to A&E by 50 per cent among users of the service.

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Hidden treasures on show for first time

A previously unknown royal portrait, a gold memorial ring, rare silverware and a collection of short films from the 1950s are some of the precious items from our collection that will go on show for the first time in a new exhibition opening 27 November.

‘Hidden Treasures from the Hospital Vaults’, at the Florence Nightingale Museum, will have on display 22 items from ourlarge fine arts and heritage collection, which we use to improve health and care and enhance spaces across Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

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