Dr Zaharah from Homeopathic Medical Centre Gelang Mas, Pasir Mas, Kelantan while visiting Royal London Homeopathic Hospital UK 2008
On 1st April, The Royal Ondon 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 like myself through the Hahnemann Society and this magazine ( Homeopathy Today) had campaigned on behalf of the hospital against many resource cuts and treats 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 homeopathic 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 proid of it record of service to the sick. As Dr Peter Fisher, RLHH consultant Physician, recorded in this 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 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."