Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is made up of two of London’s oldest and most well known teaching hospitals. The hospitals have a long history, dating back almost 900 years. St Thomas’ was first founded in 1172 and Guy’s in 1725, and St Thomas’ Hospital moved to its current site in 1871. Both hospitals have been at the forefront of clinical care, innovation and education since they were established.
Located in the heart of the capital, the Trust serves some of the most diverse communities in the UK where more than 130 languages are spoken. As well as providing a full range of hospital services for local communities and specialist services including cancer, cardiothoracic, kidney and children’s care, St Thomas’s operates one of London’s busiest A&E departments, and collectively Guy’s and St Thomas’ operates the largest critical care service in the UK.
They provide high quality clinical placements for 600 children’s and adult nursing and midwifery students from King’s College London and other institutions.
Half of the time training to be a nurse or midwife is spent in clinical placements. Because of the size and nature of their hospitals, students can experience a wide range of specialist areas.
Placements are available to both nursing and midwifery students.