About us

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust was formed on 1 October 2013 by the merger of Lewisham Healthcare NHS Trust and Queen Elizabeth Hospital, formerly part of South London Healthcare NHS Trust.

The Trust provides NHS services for local people in Lewisham, Greenwich, Bexley and other parts of South East London.

We are responsible for NHS services at:

  • University Hospital Lewisham
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Greenwich
  • Adult and children's community services in Lewisham

In addition, we provide some services at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup.

Why the new Trust was formed

By joining together as one Trust, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and University Hospital Lewisham are better able to meet the challenges facing the NHS.

The Trust did not inherit any historic debts from South London Healthcare NHS Trust, and additional financial support was provided for Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s PFI debts.