Key moments in King's history
There are many important milestones in our history. Here's a brief timeline of some of the key moments.
- A training facility opened in Portugal Street for King's College London medical students. This would eventually become King's College Hospital.
- Joseph Lister performed the first major elective surgery under aseptic conditions.
- The hospital was established as a separate legal entity and the foundation stone was laid for the new site in Camberwell.
- July 26 1913
- King’s College Hospital in Camberwell was opened by King George V.
- The majority of the hospital was taken over by the War Office and it was called The Fourth London Hospital.
- The dental school was established.
- The King’s liver unit was set up.
- Early 1970s
- The first specialist liver intensive care ward for adults in the world was opened at King’s.
- Professor Nigel Leigh established the UK's first specialist Motor Neurone Disease Care & Research Centre.
- Queen Elizabeth II opened the Golden Jubilee Wing.
- King’s gained Foundation Trust status.
- King's Health Partners was formed comprising King's College Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas', South London & Maudsley Foundation Trusts and King's College London University.
- The Trust acquired the Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough, and took over responsibility for Orpington Hospital.
We would like to thank the following for providing some of the information for this page
- King's College London Archives
- The Story of King's College Hospital and its Medical School 1829-1990
- Lost Hospitals of London
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