The hospital's history
The first patients were admitted in July 1986 and the hospital was officially opened on 10th March 1987 by HRH The Princess Royal. Until March 1994 Homerton Hospital formed part of the Barts NHS Group of Hospitals. From April 1994 it was established as a Directly Managed Unit of East London and the City Health Authority (ELCHA) and became a NHS Trust in April 1995. The current Chairman is Reverend Andy Windross and the Chief Executive is Nancy Hallett. The Trust achieved University status in 2002.
The second phase of capital development on the Homerton site opened in July 1995, housing the RNRU and Day Surgery / Endoscopy Units with 2 day surgery theatres for Homerton, and mental health facilities for City and Hackney Primary Care Trust.
In the late 1990's, Homerton embarked on a further £35 million capital building programme, including the opening of the Department of Sexual Health, and new A&E and Pharmacy Departments. In September 1998, Children’s Services transferred from Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hackney into an Ambulatory Care model in a purpose built unit.
The Trust became a Beacon site in 1999 for progress in Booked Admissions and Waiting Lists & Times Management. 98% of patients requiring surgery receive their operation date at their first outpatient appointment. Over 96% of patients have their operations within 3 months of this first visit.
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