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About us

Mildmay is a charitable hospital that has been at the forefront of specialist HIV care and service provision since 1988.

Mildmay began as a charitable Christian institution over 160 years ago. It has specialised in the care and rehabilitation of people with complex HIV-related conditions for over 35 years and delivers quality care and treatment, prevention work, rehabilitation, training, education and health strengthening in the UK and East Africa.

In 2020, Mildmay started a ground-breaking new service providing step-down, rehabilitative healthcare for people who are homeless or rough-sleeping and recuperating from illness or injury.

We have subsequently introduced the REBUILD Pathway, which provides inpatient post-detoxification and recovery-focused care for people who are homeless and/or rough-sleeping, and the Neuro 2B Pathway, a specialist neurorehabilitation service for all people after their immediate medical and surgical needs have been met.

In February 2024, the Mayor of London and TfL announced the naming of the London Overground lines to make the network easier to navigate and to better reflect the Capital's rich and diverse history. 

The Mildmay line has been named in recognition of Mildmay Hospital's pioneering care for people with HIV/AIDS in the 1980s and 90s, the LGBTQ+ community today, and the people of East London for over 160 years.

Mildmay is part-funded by the NHS, which contracts us to provide our specialist services.

This means we are part of the 'NHS family' and can align our brand with that of the NHS.

As a charity, we rely on donations and fundraising to supplement our NHS funding, which only covers about 85-90% of our costs.


The charitable support of the British public is essential in enabling us to provide quality care to people living with HIV/AIDS and homelessness and to ensure that we can continue offering these vital services to all those who need them.

Our Vision

Life in all its fullness for everyone in Mildmay’s care.

Our Mission

To transform and empower lives through the delivery of quality health services, treatment and care.

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Join us

Be part of the Mildmay Family

Mildmay people are driven by a passion to make a difference in the lives of those living with HIV or who are homeless or rough sleeping.

Meet our teams:

Executive Team

Executive Team

Multidisciplinary Team

Multidisciplinary Team

Nursing Team

Nursing Team

Estates & Facilities Team

Estates & Facilities Team

Meet our teams

Our Chief Executive Officer

CEO Geoff Coleman
Geoff Coleman MIHM DMS MA MBA

*Geoff joined Mildmay as CEO in June 2018. He has a wealth of experience of leadership both within the health service and the charity sector. For the past ten years, he has headed two charities as CEO, at Crossroads Care South Central a social care charity focused on supporting carers and prior to that leading Options for Life in the West Midlands, a charity supporting adults with learning disabilities.

He spent twenty years working within the NHS, most recently as an NHS Director at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, where he was responsible for a wide range of clinical services. He was also Director of Informatics for all NHS services across Oxfordshire.

Geoff is married with five children (three girls and two boys) and both he and his wife play an active part in their local community church in Chipping Norton. His interests are mountain climbing (he has completed the Three-Peaks-Challenge on many occasions), and sailing.

Our President

The Rt Hon The Lord Fowler.
The Rt. Hon. The Lord Fowler

After serving as Shadow Minister of Transport, Lord Norman Fowler was appointed Minister of Transport in 1979, being responsible for making seat belts compulsory. Later, as Secretary of State for Health and Social Services, he drew public attention to the dangers of HIV/AIDSAIDS and was determined to take whatever action was necessary to tackle the crisis, despite considerable opposition from tabloids, faith leaders, and fellow ministers. Although he left the position of health secretary in 1987, he never stopped campaigning on issues around HIV/AIDS. He resigned from the cabinet as Employment Secretary and was knighted in 1990.

Lord Fowler was Chairman of the Conservative Party from 1992 to 1994, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Transport and the Regions from 1997 to 1998, and Shadow Home Secretary from 1998 to 1999. In 2001, he was created a Conservative life peer. He renounced party political allegiance upon taking office as Lord Speaker. On 25 February 2021, he announced that in April he will be stepping down as Lord Speaker to focus on campaigning work, particularly in relation to HIV/AIDS.

Annual Quality Accounts

A Quality Account is a report about the quality of services offered by healthcare providers within and to the NHS. The reports are published annually by each provider, including the independent sector, and are available to the public.

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Mildmay is No Place For Hate

Mildmay has signed up to the Tower Hamlets No Place For Hate Campaign, which aims to send clear and consistent messages that hate will not be tolerated in our borough.

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