We are now looking after step-down homeless patients as well as those with HIV
NHS hospitals across the capital are able to treat the illnesses and injuries of patients who are homeless, but cannot safely discharge them back into the community before they have time to recuperate.
Mildmay is starting a ground-breaking pilot service employing the expertise of our doctors, nurses and therapists to ease the burden on NHS hospitals by providing rehabilitative healthcare for people who are homeless or rough-sleeping and recuperating from illness or injury.
This new work is in addition to our important, ongoing work with HIV.
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.
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.
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.
But we are still under threat of closure due to cuts in our NHS funding.
Because the demand for beds has been so urgent, Mildmay - with its expertise in infectious diseases, and other organisations involved are side-stepping normal procedures and admitting patients before their funding agreements are in place, aiming to resolve the funding down the line.
Mildmay’s Chief Executive, Geoff Coleman, like many other NHS CEO's, has been reassured by NHS England that the funding will be made available, enabling Mildmay to play its part during the COVID-19 crisis, although we have not yet received any.
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