Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Kingston Hospital
Kingston Hospital NHS Trust
Location Kingston upon Thames, London, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°24′52″N 0°16′54″W / 51.4145°N 0.2816°W / 51.4145; -0.2816Coordinates: 51°24′52″N 0°16′54″W / 51.4145°N 0.2816°W / 51.4145; -0.2816
Care system Public NHS
Hospital type District General
Affiliated university St George's, University of London
Kingston University
Emergency department Yes Accident & Emergency
Beds 520
Founded 1902
Lists Hospitals in England

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust runs Kingston Hospital, an acute NHS hospital in Kingston upon Thames, South West London. It has an Accident & Emergency Unit, a popular midwife-led Maternity unit, and an STD clinic known as the Wolverton Centre.


The hospital is on the site of the former Kingston Union Workhouse, which was built in 1837-1839 as a result of the Poor Law Amendment Act 1834. An infirmary was built on the site of what is now Regent Wing in 1843. A nurses home complex was built in the north west corner of the site in 1897, which was partially demolished in 1998 to build a car park.

In 1902 the infirmary was separated from the workhouse and named Kingston Infirmary. In 1920 it was renamed Kingston and District Hospital. In 1948, when the NHS was launched, the entire former workhouse site was given over to the hospital, and many of the original buildings were demolished. Esher Wing was built in the 1970s.

In June 2007, the Trust opened a new Surgical Centre with a new 100 bedded facility, housing surgical and gynaecology wards. The centre also houses the physiotherapy department, education centre and the staff and visitor restaurant, The Dining Room.

More recently, in June 2008, the Trust opened the Sir William Rous Unit, for those with cancer or concerned they might have cancer. The unit is run in partnership between, Kingston Hospital, The Royal Marsden Hospital and Macmillan Cancer Support so as to provide care for patients with cancer. A net amount of charitable funds of £5.5 million was raised by a public appeal under the chairmanship of Nigel Clarke.

As well as the General Charitable Fund, the trust also has the Dementia Appeal; KingstonCan appeal, which helped to provide funds for the building of the Sir William Rous Unit, a dedicated cancer unit and also Born Too Soon, which offers support to parents who have a baby being cared for on the Neonatal Unit at Kingston Hospital.

The Trust was licensed as an NHS Foundation Trust by Monitor (NHS) from 1 May 2013.


The hospital, which is located on one site in Kingston upon Thames, serves approximately 320,000 people in Kingston, Richmond, Roehampton, Putney, East Elmbridge and other parts of South West London. It has approximately 520 beds. The trust directly employs some 2,600 staff with another 300 staff employed by contractors but working on behalf of the Trust.

The trust broke from the national pay agreement in August 2015 by giving a 1% pay rise to its 22 senior non-clinical staff - those earning above £57,069 - in line with the award for the rest of the staff. The trust does not qualify for London weighting and was worried that it would lose senior managers.[1]

The Combe Wing is a private patient unit on the site which was operated by BMI Healthcare but the contract was taken over by One Healthcare in 2018.[2]


Four-hour target in the emergency department quarterly figures from NHS England Data from

It spent 9% of its total turnover on agency staff in 2014/5.[3]

The trust relied on a working capital facility arrangement made to qualify for Foundation Trust status with Lloyds Bank to pay staff each month from April 2016 until it negotiated a £10 million loan from the Department of Health in 2017.[4]


Kingston Hospital is close to Norbiton railway station and is on the A308. It is serviced by several bus routes (primarily from Kingston upon Thames).

See also


  1. ^ "London trust defies government pay agreement". Health Service Journal. 28 August 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "One Healthcare wins PPU contract from BMI". Health Investor. 26 January 2018. Retrieved 10 March 2018. 
  3. ^ "Agency spending: the real picture". Health Service Journal. 26 November 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Foundation trust relied on Lloyds Bank loan to pay staff". Health Service Journal. 20 November 2017. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 

External links

  • Kingston Hospital NHS Trust
  • Born Too Soon Appeal
  • The Wolverton Centre at Kingston Hospital
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