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The Royal London Hospital

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The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, East London is part of Barts Health NHS Trust, the largest NHS trust in the country, serving 2.5 million people across Tower Hamlets and surrounding areas of the City of London and East London.

The Royal London Hospital is a major teaching hospital. It offers a range of local and specialist services, which includes one of the largest children's hospitals in the UK and one of London's busiest paediatric Accident and Emergency departments. It is home to London's air ambulance, and is one of the capital's leading trauma and emergency care centres and hyper-acute stroke centres. Tower Hamlets is in the most deprived quintile of the 326 local authority districts, with about 37.9% (19,800) children living in poverty. The population includes 55.0% Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) residents.

Barts Health NHS Trust has an annual turnover of over £1.5 billion. The trust employs over 14,000 staff. The private finance initiative (PFI) Royal London Hospital opened on 1 March 2012. The hospital has 647 beds across 32 wards. The trust comprises 14 registered locations, including 5 hospital sites in east and north-east London (The Royal London Hospital, Whipps Cross Hospital, Newham University Hospital, St Bartholomew’s Hospital and Mile End Hospital).