About us

Our people

We have a dedicated and motivated team at the Seafarers Hospital Society that is responsive to the needs of our beneficiaries.

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News and publications

The Seafarers Hospital Society offers a selection of free publications which we hope will be of interest to you.

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Our history

The Seafarers Hospital Society was founded in 1821 as the Seamen’s Hospital Society, by a group of philanthropists in response to the increasing number of homeless and impoverished seafarers living on the streets of London after the Napoleonic wars. In 2021 the Society celebrates its bicentenary. Read more about our illustrious history with a walk through our interactive timeline.

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Current projects

Seafarers Hospital Society runs exciting health projects and innovative pilot programmes. Read about some of our current projects.

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Past projects

Seafarers Hospital Society has run a number of exciting health projects, and innovative pilot programmes. Learn more about some of the past projects.

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Best Practice KPIs

The shipping industry faces a period of profound change as it works towards meeting its ambitious Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) goals. As part of this transformation, SHS are working to foster a culture of care across the maritime sector with the development of a toolkit of measurable best practice key performance indicators (KPIs).

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