The Charity

Our hospital is a registered charity. We thrive on a spirit of philanthropy, with generous donations keeping us at the forefront of medical care. We do not have shareholders to please; any surplus we've made is reinvested into the hospital, ensuring we continue to provide the very best service to our patients.

A hospital with a charitable heart

King Edward VII’s Hospital is special due to its charitable status. It was founded in 1899 with the express purpose of treating those injured in the Second Boer War. That care for servicemen and women and for veterans continues to this day.

It includes financial support to help those who have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces and their spouses/partners access our world-class medical treatment. This can take the form of a significant discount on our fees or a means tested grant from the Sister Agnes Benevolent Fund (which may be for the full cost of treatment).

As a charity King Edward VII’s Hospital is reliant on the generosity of supporters. Your support is vital in not only supporting veterans, but also enabling the Hospital to build new facilities and to purchase leading medical equipment, ensuring we maintain our extremely high levels of patient treatment and care.

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The loyal and generous support of many of the Hospital's Friends, benefactors, patients and past patients, not forgetting organisations, trusts and foundations, military associations and Livery companies, has played a considerable role in ensuring that King Edward VII's Hospital remains an exceptional institution.

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Our Events

King Edward VII’s Hospital’s events, including our fundraising events, are held in exclusive locations. You can mingle among friends who share your support of the Hospital, and enjoy making new connections.

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Our Publications

We have a range of publications keeping you up to date on the Hospital’s redevelopment plans, fundraising news, the work we do with veterans and how support from individuals such as you can help the Hospital continue its charitable work. We hope that you will find them of interest.

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Centre for Veterans’ Health

Members of the Armed Forces have received help from King Edward VII’s Hospital since 1899. Now the veteran community and their partners can experience the highest quality of care at our Centre for Veterans’ Health.

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Apply for a military grant or subsidy

Our connection with the Armed Forces dates back to our founding in 1899 as a hospital for officers returning from the Second Boer War. We are proud to have upheld this commitment by providing subsidies for all uninsured Service Personnel and their husbands and wives.

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