Mildmay is a charity that delivers quality care and treatment, prevention work, rehabilitation, training, education and health-strengthening in the UK and East Africa
We are working to ease the burden on NHS hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic
Global HIV numbers
estimated number of people living with HIV in 2019
people were newly infected with HIV in 2019
people died of HIV-related causes in 2019
percentage of adults living with HIV received lifelong antiretroviral therapy (ART) in 2019*
*Worldwide, courtesy of WHO
Mildmay is an internationally-renowned, specialist HIV hospital
We have been at the forefront of HIV & AIDS care, treatment and rehabilitation since 1988, continually adapting and responding to meet new, often complex, and rapidly changing needs.
Mildmay is London’s only specialist HIV hospital and has been at the forefront of HIV care and service provision since 1988, continuing to adapt and respond to meet new, often complex, and rapidly changing needs.
The #SaveMildmay campaign has received worldwide coverage.
Over 60,000 people have signed 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 Mildmay Hospital goes ahead.
We are a charity providing NHS services, not an NHS Trust. When Mildmay runs out of money, it will simply have to close.
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 care for people with HIV.
Mildmay is London's primary facility for homeless COVID-19 patients not needing intensive care
Mildmay works with over 100,000 of the most vulnerable and hard-to-reach people living with and affected by HIV and other related health issues.
This includes children and their families, orphans and other vulnerable groups.
Refurbishment of the Health Centre on Mageta Island in Lake Victoria, Kenya.
The aim of the project is to improve healthcare standards and encourage use of the clinic on Mageta Island. The health centre is the only one for all 12,000 inhabitants of the island.
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.
We are playing our part during the COVID-19 emergency
Mildmay Mission Hospital offers 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 helps 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 no longer in need of intensive care.
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.
How is Mildmay managing with treating patients with COVID-19, our HIV patients and developments with our new Homeless Pathway?
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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.
Registered charity number: 292058