Support Life

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Help us create the world’s best Critical Care Centre.

When it comes to critical care, King’s College Hospital saves more lives than anywhere else in the UK. We treat the sickest patients, suffering conditions such as major trauma, cancer, stroke or brain injuries. Many will need immediate surgery or transplantation services to save their lives.

We are creating a purpose built, state-of-the-art Critical Care Centre offering a light, spacious, and homely environment delivering holistic care to patients and improved support for their families. 

We want to not only continue to increase the number of lives saved, but also improve the quality of each person’s life. Your support could help patients feel less fearful and more supported mentally and physically during their time in critical care.

Find out more about our new Critical Care Centre.

Our new Critical Care Centre will provide a more natural, stimulating, less threatening space that will help thousands of people make a faster and better recovery.

Support Life Appeal

We have set an ambitious target to raise £2.6M to fund innovative enhancements to the new centre which will directly impact patient and family experience by reducing delirium, facilitating faster rehabilitation and better long-term recovery. King’s College Hospital Charity has committed £1m and we have launched King’s Critical Care Appeal to raise the remaining £1.6m.

Your gift could go towards:

  • The world’s first outdoor critical care facility: this will provide safe access to fresh air and natural light, a sense of normality, stimulation and reconnection with the outside world – all while still providing essential life-saving care.
  • New bedside technology that will become the patient’s friend improving care and recovery.
  • An environment designed with and for patients: the new Centre will use specially commissioned artwork to create a therapeutic healing environment which will speed recovery and provide a more uplifting environment for patients, families and staff.
  • Facilities for education, training and research: two embedded seminar rooms will enable observation and simulation exercises, supporting training of doctors and nurses and protecting patients at the same time.

To give patients and their families the best possible healing environment during their time in critical care, we need your help. Please help King’s set a new global standard in Critical Care.