Last week Sussex Transport delivered to Guys Hospital in London.
Guy’s and St Thomas’ are amongst the oldest hospitals in the world, having endured the Black Death, the plague, the War of the Roses, the Great Fire of London and the Blitz.
Thomas Guy was a very wealthy governor and benefactor of St Thomas’. He leased some neighbouring land to build one of the world’s first institutions for the care of the ‘incurably ill and hopelessly insane’. Sadly Thomas Guy died a month before Guy’s Hospital opened in 1725. He is buried in the crypt underneath Guy’s Chapel. Before his death he gave the hospital his entire fortune. This generous gift was so big that it allowed the hospital to run for nearly two centuries until the NHS came into existence in 1948.
- Westminster was a prime target for enemy bombers during World War II and the bridge end of St Thomas’ was badly damaged. The old court room at Guy’s was destroyed.
- Although ten members of staff died during the bombing, not one single patient was killed. Such was the determination of the staff to treat people locally, A&E never closed.
Using one of our 7.5t vehicles, Sussex Transport made the delivery of medical equipment to Guys and regularly delivers to hospitals, prisons, schools and universities up and down the UK.