Moorlands pupils with an interest in the medical profession visited one of the UK’s leading private hospitals, the King Edward VII Hospital, and the Harley Street GP Clinic on 16th May.
The King Edward VII Hospital was founded in 1899 and has been known by its current name since it received the patronage of King Edward VII in 1904. All subsequent British monarchs have been the hospital’s Patron. HM Queen Elizabeth II is the current Patron. Notable patients have included the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen Mother, Princess Margaret, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cambridge. A host of foreign heads of state have also been former patients.
The pupils met senior members of the hospital’s management, including the Head of Nursing as well as a number of clinicians, including physiotherapy, imaging and Xray. Following lunch, they were able to put further questions to the Director of Operations.