To mark the 900th anniversary of St Bartholomew’s Hospital in 2023, we've launched 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 fundraising campaign, culminating in a year-long celebration in 2023, brings together the ‘Barts’ family (Barts Health, Barts Charity, Barts Heritage and St Bartholomew the Great church) to continue our centuries old traditions of philanthropy, excellence and innovation.

During the campaign, we will also be working closely with our partners on the St Bartholomew’s Hospital campus, including Barts Guild, our League of Nurses, Queen Mary University of London, the Rahere Association and our Voluntary Hospital Board to mark this historic occasion, 

Discover our incredible history and read about some of our fundraising priorities below.

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.