Mildmay Mission Hospital 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 HIV for over 30 years and continues to deliver 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 also became London's primary COVID-Care Centre for this cohort and for step-down HIV patients.
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 are permitted to align our brand with that of the NHS.
We rely on donations and fundraising to supplement our NHS funding. This helps us to provide quality care to people living with HIV/AIDS and homelessness and to ensure that we can continue to provide this important service.
Without the support of the public, we would not be able to continue to offer our vital services and care to those who need it most.
Our Chief Executive Officer
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.
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.