UCH has been the twinning partner of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in Dhaka, Bangladesh since 2012. A team of doctors and nurses from UCH have been providing training workshops, practical ward demonstrations and distance mentoring for the staff at BSMMU on a regular basis. Emphasis has been on enhancing nursing care and empowerment of staff. Doctors from BSMMU have also completed observational training at UCH. The twinning partnership with BSMMU also includes British Columbia Children’s Hospital (BCCH) in Vancouver, Canada.
UCH was officially opened by Her Majesty the Queen in October 2005. The hospital provides a broad range of services both for children and adults. The University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre provides cancer day care and outpatient services as well as non-malignant blood services. The center welcomed its first patients in April 2012 and is now a busy centre providing facilities for the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of conditions.