'St George's Hospital at Hyde Park' © Estate of Edward Bawden
St George’s Hospital began life in the 1770’s as a ‘hospital for the poor sick’ people of London in a Regency building at Hyde Park Corner (now The Lanesborough Hotel). It was once described as London’s finest residence.
The hospital was established by a group of philanthropists led by Sir Henry Hoare circa 1776 and charitable funds have supported St George’s ever since.
The charity now raises £1.5m a year to improve the patient experience across all areas of St George's Healthcare NHS Trust.