To mark the 900th anniversary of St Bartholomew’s Hospital in 2023, we're launching a series of landmark fundraising projects.

The projects span world-leading medicine and research, wellbeing for our dedicated NHS teams and education that will benefit millions of Londoners and secure our proud heritage for future generations.

This once-in-a-lifetime campaign, culminating in a year-long celebration in 2023, brings together the entire ‘Barts’ family (Barts Health, Barts Charity, Barts Heritage and St Bartholomew the Great) to continue our centuries old traditions of philanthropy, excellence and innovation.

Discover our incredible history below and read about our plans to mark this historic occasion.

Updates on how to get involved and support the campaign will be posted here in due course.

World-leading medicine and research

The Barts900 campaign has the potential to transform care for our local communities. Initial plans include a centre of excellence for breast cancer surgery at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and a new clinical research facility (CRF) based at The Royal London.

The new breast centre will consolidate surgery currently delivered at four hospital sites into a new multi-million pound theatre suite specifically designed for patients requiring specialist breast cancer and reconstructive surgery.

An expanded CRF aims to create the largest unit of its kind in the south east. It will provide overnight facilities for patients taking part in clinical research and open up opportunities to recruit patients from our diverse communities.

Visit Barts Charity to read about the importance of philanthropic support to these healthcare projects.

Restoring historic Barts

In preparation for this special anniversary, a dedicated charity, Barts Heritage, has been established to rescue and renovate the historic buildings at the heart of St Bartholomew’s, including the Grade I listed North Wing with its spectacular Great Hall and the staircase painted by William Hogarth.

Barts Heritage aims to bring the buildings back to life and back into public use, whilst also providing wellbeing facilities for Barts Health staff.

St Bartholomew the Great, London’s oldest parish church, is similarly raising money to preserve its historic spaces and to create an education centre.