St Mary's Hospital, London

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St Mary's Hospital
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Geography
LocationPaddington, London, England, United Kingdom
Organisation
Care systemPublic NHS
Hospital typeTeaching
Affiliated universityImperial College London
Services
Emergency departmentYes Accident & Emergency
Beds495
History
Founded1845
Links
Websitehttp://www.imperial.nhs.uk/stmarys
ListsHospitals in England
 
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Coordinates: 51°31′2″N 0°10′23″W / 51.51722°N 0.17306°W / 51.51722; -0.17306

St Mary's Hospital
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Geography
LocationPaddington, London, England, United Kingdom
Organisation
Care systemPublic NHS
Hospital typeTeaching
Affiliated universityImperial College London
Services
Emergency departmentYes Accident & Emergency
Beds495
History
Founded1845
Links
Websitehttp://www.imperial.nhs.uk/stmarys
ListsHospitals in England
St Mary's Hospital QEQM building (above) and old section (below).
StMarysOldSection.jpg

St Mary's Hospital is a hospital located in Paddington, London, England that was founded in 1845. Since the UK's first academic health science centre was created in 2008, it is operated by Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, which also operates Charing Cross Hospital, Hammersmith Hospital, Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital, Teddington Memorial Hospital, and Western Eye Hospital; and runs some services at St Charles Hospital in Ladbroke Grove.

Until 1988 the hospital ran St Mary's Hospital Medical School, part of the federal University of London. In 1988 it merged with Imperial College London, and then with Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1997 to form Imperial College School of Medicine. Imperial College left the federal university in 2007,[1] to become independent.

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History

St Mary's Hospital first opened its doors to patients in 1851, the last of the great voluntary hospitals to be founded.

With the shift towards community healthcare delivered in the early 20th century, partly due to the social medicine revolution, pressure on bed occupancy relaxed, and with the formation of the NHS in the 1940s, many of the local hospitals of the St Mary's teaching hospital group eventually closed and relocated services to the Paddington basin site:

St Charles' Hospital, formerly the Maylebone Workhouse Infirmary, and the Western Eye Hospital, formerly the Western Ophthalmic Hospital, remained as part of the St Mary's Hospital NHS Trust, now all part of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

Notable people

Famous clinicians and researchers at St Mary's include:

Famous alumni of St Mary's Hospital Medical School include:

Important discoveries at St Mary's include:

Famous people born at St Mary's include:

Fleming Museum

The laboratory where Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin has been restored to its cramped condition of 1928 and incorporated into a museum about the discovery and his life and work. It is open to the public from Monday to Thursday from 10am to 1pm and can be visited by appointment outside of these times. The museum is a member of the London Museums of Health & Medicine.

References

Special events commemorate ten years of the Faculty of Medicine

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