Learn about some of our many achievements, spanning more than a hundred years.

Our achievements

2015: Princess Charlotte of Cambridge is born at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital

2015: New Trust values agreed: Kind, expert, collaborative, aspirational

2015: Records and prescribing went digital at most of the Trust’s hospitals and a new Trust website was launched

2015: HRH The Prince of Wales opens the Surgical Innovation Centre

2015: Hammersmith Hospital pioneers the UK’s first successful organ donation from a newborn baby

2015: Trauma surgeon Commander Mansoor Khan wins a military award for his work in Afghanistan

2014: Dr Bob Klaber, a consultant paediatrician, wins NHS Inspirational Leader of the Year award at the annual London Leadership Recognition Awards

2014: Hammersmith Hospital becomes the first in Europe to use a new heart mapping system to treat patients with complicated heart rhythm disorders

2014: Midwife Victoria Cocharane wins MAMA Midwife of the Year award

2014: A new state-of-the- art endoscopy unit is opened at St Mary’s Hospital, showcasing artwork by British artist Julian Opie

2014: Trust director of nursing Professor Janice Sigsworth is recognised in the 2014 clinical leaders list by the Health Service Journal (HSJ). Janice is also recognised by the Nursing Times for her excellence in leadership

2014: Imperial College Healthcare is designated a Genomic Medicine Centre

2013: Interventional radiologists at the Trust use the Magellan Robotic System to treat fibroids in a world first

2013: Prince George of Cambridge is born at St Mary’s Hospital

2010: The heart attack and arrhythmia centre opens at Hammersmith Hospital, meaning patients do not need to attend A&E

2010: St Mary’s becomes one of only four major trauma centres in London

2009: Imperial College Healthcare Trust and Imperial College London become an academic health science centre

2009: The hyper-acute stroke centre opens at Charing Cross Hospital

2006: EYES!, the first reality ophthalmic stimulator in the UK is unveiled at the Western Eye Hospital

1998: St Mary’s opens its paediatric intensive care unit which, by 1998, reduces the rates of meningococcal disease from 25 per cent to 5 per cent

1994: Hammersmith Hospital becomes the first hospital in Europe to use filmless x-rays

1958: The UK’s first successful cardiopulmonary bypass is carried out at Hammersmith Hospital

1957: A heart-lung machine is used for the first time at Hammersmith Hospital during heart surgery to take over the patient’s cardio functions

1938: The first human breast milk bank opens at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital

1928: Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin in his laboratory at St Mary’s

1887: The first human electrocardiogram is recorded at St Mary’s Hospital