Mildmay delivers quality care and treatment, prevention work, rehabilitation, training, education and health strengthening in the UK and East Africa

We are now looking after step-down homeless patients as well as those with HIV

Mildmay is helping to ease the burden on NHS hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic
With homelessness in London and other major cities across the UK increasing, there is urgent need for highly focused, specialist care of the sort Mildmay provides.

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.


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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.

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.


We are playing our part during the COVID-19 emergency

Mildmay is now 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.
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 is on standby during this unprecedented national crisis.

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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News

How is Mildmay managing with treating patients with COVID-19, our HIV patients and developments with our new Homeless Pathway?



Patient stories

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. 

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

Please get in touch so we can add your story to our archive.


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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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