Mildmay is a charity delivering quality care and treatment, prevention work, rehabilitation, training, education and health-strengthening in the UK and East Africa

Sunday 6 September 2020

Mildmay's former President and Chairperson Helen Taylor Thompson OBE, passed away early this morning.

We are all deeply saddened by her passing and send her family our most heartfelt, deepest condolences.

Homeless Pathway

Mildmay is running a ground-breaking pilot service employing the expertise of our doctors, nurses and therapists to provide rehabilitative healthcare for people who are homeless or rough-sleeping and recuperating from illness or injury.

This important new work is in addition to our ongoing work with HIV.

COVID-Care Pathway

Mildmay is now the capital's primary facility for homeless COVID-19 patients not requiring intensive care.

Mildmay Hospital is an internationally-renowned, specialist hospital based in east London

Help save our hospital


Call for volunteers during COVID-19

The #SaveMildmay campaign has received worldwide coverage.

We already have over 60,000 signatures in our petition to Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, asking for Mildmay’s unique services to be commissioned directly by NHS England like other specialist services already are. This would secure its future beyond the current pandemic response.

Patients living with HIV might lose their vital specialist services if the controversial closure of our charitable hospital goes ahead.

Mildmay is London’s only specialist HIV hospital. We are a charity providing NHS services, not an NHS Trust. When Mildmay runs out of money, it will simply have to close.

We need your help during this critical time.

We are urgently looking for volunteers to support our staff and patients now we are admitting patients with acute HIV-related conditions, as well as both HIV and homeless COVID-19 patients that are recovering and no longer infectious.


The campaign to save Mildmay Hospital from closure

As long as we can survive the current NHS contract funding issues that threaten our mid-to long-term future and are at the heart of the #SaveMildmay campaign, we will continue to care for vulnerable patients with advanced HIV-related neurological conditions and for people who are homeless.

We are still under threat of potential closure once COVID-19 special funding measures come to an end. 

REMEMBER, help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by maintaining at least 2m (6ft) between you and others

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We are playing our part during the COVID-19 emergency

Mildmay is providing early step-down care for patients with acute HIV-related conditions and people who are homeless, as well as both HIV and homeless COVID-19 patients who are recovering and no longer infectious. This is helping to release beds in acute hospitals much more quickly.

Since 22 June 2020, Mildmay Hospital has been designated as London's primary facility for homeless COVID-19 patients not in need of intensive care, having taken over from the London COVID CARE Centre.

Despite being at risk of closure and our #SaveMildmay Campaign - our battle to stay open and viable - we are very pleased to be continuing to care for sick and vulnerable people as we have done for over 150 years.

Every hospital bed in the UK remains on standby during this unprecedented national crisis.

Because the demand for beds was so urgent, Mildmay - with its expertise in infectious diseases, and other organisations involved, were side-stepping normal procedures and admitting patients before their funding agreements are in place, aiming to resolve the funding down the line.

Patient stories

Do you or someone you know, have an experience of Mildmay (from any era) that you would like to share? 

Mildmay has been caring for people since the 1860s and in that time thousands of people have passed through our doors.

Each one of them had their own unique experience of the hospital and its dedicated staff.

We'd love to add your story to our archive and we would also love to hear from any former staff.

Registered charity number: 292058

Support Us

Your support makes a world of difference to the work we can do and makes a positive impact on so many lives.

Thank you for helping us to transform the lives of so many people living with and affected by HIV and complex related health conditions including HIV associated brain impairment.

Our Work

UK Hospital

Mildmay’s Uk hospital is located in East London. We are the only centre in Europe dedicated to rehabilitation for people with complex HIV related health conditions, including HIV associated brain impairment.

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Overseas Work

Mildmay currently supports over 100,000 people living with and affected by HIV in East Africa. Our work in this region encompasses training and education as well as comprehensive health and HIV care.

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