On 1st April, The Royal London Homeopathic Hospital in United Kingdom entered a challenging new era when it became a self-governing National Health Service NHS Hospital Trust. Staff, pateints, members of the Board of management and homeopathic supporters marked the historic occassion with a day of celeberation.
It was an event of special significance to those who through the Hahnemann Society and the magazine, Homeopathy Today, had campaigned on behalf of the hospital against many resource cuts and threats of closure over the years. This was the birth of a new day, providing much needed opportunities for the development of services at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital and the expansion of homeopathics in the NHS throughout the country.
"Many of homeopathy great names have passed through the hospital's doors and contributed to its work. It can be justfiably proud of it record of service to the sick," as Dr Peter Fisher, RLHH consultant Physician, recorded in the magazine four years ago when the hospital celebrated its 140 th anniversary.
For 140 years, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, it has provided high quality homeopathic medicine without interruption, even despite being bombed in the 1940s. This unique record, unrivalled by any other institution in the world, has given the RLHH unparalleled experience of the care of acutely, seriously and terminally ill patients with homeopathy. The hospital is a major international centre not just for practice of homeopathy but also for research and training of doctors.
Source: Homeopathic Medic Blog posted on Sep 19, 2008