Whittington Hospital

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Whittington Health
Whittington Health NHS Trust
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Location Archway, Islington, London, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°33′59″N 0°08′22″W / 51.5665°N 0.1395°W / 51.5665; -0.1395Coordinates: 51°33′59″N 0°08′22″W / 51.5665°N 0.1395°W / 51.5665; -0.1395
Care system Public NHS
Hospital type Integrated Care Organisation
Affiliated university University College London
Emergency department Yes Accident & Emergency
Beds 360
Founded 1473 activity on site
1848 current hospital
Website http://www.whittington.nhs.uk/
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The Whittington Hospital is part of Whittington Health NHS Trust an British integrated care organisation based in Archway, providing hospital and community services in Islington and London Borough of Haringey north London.

The Whittington Hospital a district general hospital, that is also a teaching hospital of the UCL Medical School and Middlesex University School of Health and Social Sciences. It is named after Richard Whittington and managed by Whittington Health NHS Trust.

Following an inspection in December 2015 of the Trust and its services, Whittington Health was rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission in July 2016 - with caring rated as Outstanding [1]

The trust has a current deficit of £14.8m for the year ending 2015/16 - £265k better than its planned position.[2]


Although some medical services have been delivered on the site since 1473, the current hospital has its origins in the Small Pox and Vaccination Hospital, built in 1848. Independently managed hospitals were founded on the Archway Site and the Highgate Site. In 1946, all three hospitals were brought together. The current hospital has 360 beds.

A number of other medical facilities have been incorporated into the Whittington Hospital over the years. When the City of London Maternity Hospital was founded in 1750, it was called the Hospital for Married Women in the City of London and parts adjacent and also for sick and lame outpatients. In 1751, it moved, and was renamed the City of London Lying-in Hospital for Married Ladies. It moved again in 1773 to premises between St. Luke's Hospital for Lunatics and the Fox and Goose Ale House in the City Road. In 1918, it became the City of London Maternity Hospital and was eventually incorporated into the main hospital.

See also[edit]


  • Information sheets on the walls of the Whittington Hospital accessed in 2005
  • "Our history". The Whittington Hospital. Retrieved 29 August 2014.