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Our Vision is

Life in all its fullness
for everyone in Mildmay’s care


our Mission is simply

To transform and empower lives through the delivery of quality health services, treatment, and care. 

values and faith

Chief Executive Officer

CEO Geoff Coleman by the Mildmay sign
Geoff Coleman MIHM DMS MA MBA

Geoff joined Mildmay as CEO in June 2018. He has a wealth of leadership experience, both within the health service and the charity sector. For the previous ten years, he has headed two charities as CEO, at Crossroads Care South Central a social care charity focused on supporting carers and prior to that leading Options for Life in the West Midlands, a charity supporting adults with learning disabilities.

He spent twenty years working within the NHS, most recently as an NHS Director at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, where he was responsible for a wide range of clinical services. He was also Director of Informatics for all NHS services across Oxfordshire.



Lord Fowler official portrait
The Rt Hon the Lord Fowler MA KT PC

After serving as Shadow Minister of Transport, Lord Norman Fowler was appointed Minister of Transport in 1979, being responsible for making seat belts compulsory. Later, as Secretary of State for Health and Social Services, he drew public attention to the dangers of HIV/AIDSAIDS and was determined to take whatever action was necessary to tackle the crisis, despite considerable opposition from tabloids, faith leaders, and fellow ministers. Although he left the position of health secretary in 1987, he never stopped campaigning on issues around HIV/AIDS. He resigned from the cabinet as Employment Secretary and was knighted in 1990.

Lord Fowler was Chairman of the Conservative Party from 1992 to 1994, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Transport and the Regions from 1997 to 1998, and Shadow Home Secretary from 1998 to 1999. In 2001, he was created a Conservative life peer. He renounced party political allegiance upon taking office as Lord Speaker. On 25 February 2021, he announced that in April he would be stepping down as Lord Speaker to focus on campaigning work, particularly in relation to HIV/AIDS.

Lord Fowler, when Secretary of State for Health, facilitated the reopening of Mildmay after it was closed down by the NHS in 1982.


He allowed the granting of a lease at a peppercorn rent to the Hospital Advisory Council to reopen the hospital, providing the legal grounds on which the hospital was reopened.


Our Values and our faith

Archbishop of Canterbury blesses the new Mildmay Hospital building in 2014

The Most Reverend and Rt Hon Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, visited the new Mildmay Hospital in 2014.

Mildmay was set up as a Christian medical mission in response to the cholera epidemic in 1860s London.

After being a part of the NHS for 34 years, our hospital - despite objections from our local community, was closed down in 1982. Mildmay was re-established as a charitable hospital in 1985, with objectives and values underpinned by the Christian faith. These values, enriched and shared by many, and embracing those of other faiths and of no religious faith, are at the heart of our approach. 

Today, our mission is to reach out to those in greatest need, providing compassionate care to the sick and vulnerable. We work in a multicultural and multifaith society and value the contribution of everyone who works or volunteers for Mildmay, of people who use our service and their families, of other organisations and funders who work closely with us, and of all the communities and individual supporters who sustain our work.

We are dedicated to upholding:

  • Good stewardship of resources

  • Innovation, quality and learning

  • Commitment to open communication and respect of individual dignity

  • Development and encouragement of people to their full potential.