National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery


National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Coordinates: 51°31′20″N 0°7′19″W / 51.52222°N 0.12194°W / 51.52222; -0.12194

National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The Hospital seen from Queen Square
Geography
Location London, United Kingdom
Organisation
Care system NHS
Hospital type Specialist, Teaching
Affiliated university University College London
Services
Emergency department No
Beds 244
History
Founded 1859
Links
Lists

The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (informally the NHNN, The National or Queen Square) is a neurological hospital in London, United Kingdom and part of the University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It was the first hospital to be established in England dedicated exclusively to treating the diseases of the nervous system.

It is closely associated with University College London (UCL) and in partnership with the UCL Institute of Neurology , which occupies the same site, is a major centre for neuroscience research. It supports the Sir William Gowers Epilepsy Assessment Unit at the National Society for Epilepsy Centre at Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire. The NHNN also runs The National Hospital Development Foundation, a charity dedicated to supporting the Hospital for the funding of equipment, buildings and research.

The hospital is located on Queen Square in the Bloomsbury area of Central London.

Contents

History

The hospital was founded in 1859 and originally called The National Hospital for Diseases of the Nervous System including Paralysis and Epilepsy. It was merged in 1948 with the Maida Vale Hospital for Nervous Diseases (originally called The London Infirmary for Epilepsy and Paralysis), which in turn owed its foundation in 1866 to a German, Julius Althaus (1833–1900). Great neurologists of the time worked at The National, including John Hughlings Jackson, David Ferrier, MacDonald Critchley, Charles-Édouard Brown-Séquard, William Allen Sturge (discoverer of the Sturge-Weber syndrome), Sir Roger Bannister and many others.

The hospital became part of University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 1996.

Services

The hospital includes 244 in-patient beds, and has 4 operating theatres[1].

See also

External links

References

  1. ^ UCL NHNN Brochure (Accessed 8 April 2011)

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery — 51°31′20″N 0°7′19″O / 51.52222, 0.12194 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Liaquat National Hospital — The Liaquat National Hospital (LNH), is located at Stadium Road , Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.Liaquat National Hospital was established in October 16 1958. History Soon after Independence, about half a century ago, the Red Cross Fete Committee,… …   Wikipedia

  • National Prion Clinic (UK) — Contents 1 History 2 Referrals and staff 3 The objectives of the NPC 4 References History Prion diseases comprise …   Wikipedia

  • Neurology — For the journal, see Neurology (journal). Neurologist Occupation Names Physician, Medical Practitioner Activity sectors Medicine Description Education required M.D. , D.V.M. or D.O. (US), M.B. B.S. (UK), M.B. B.Ch. B.A.O. (Republic of Ireland)… …   Wikipedia

  • Hospital Santo Tomas — Hospital Santo Tomás (HST) (English: Saint Thomas Hospital), is the largest Public hospital that the Panamanian Health Ministry has. Its long history goes as far as 1703.HistoryThe first written mention of HST was on April 11, 1703, in a letter… …   Wikipedia

  • National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences — (NIMHANS) National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro cience Established 1925 as Mental Hospital[1], 27 December 1974 as NIMHANS …   Wikipedia

  • Middlesex Hospital — For others, see Middlesex Hospital (disambiguation). Middlesex Hospital …   Wikipedia

  • University College Hospital — University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Hospital building …   Wikipedia

  • Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust — Moorfields Eye Hospital Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust …   Wikipedia

  • UCL Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences — Dean Professor Richard Catlow[1] Admin. staff 445[1] (Academic and research staff (as at October 2009)) …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.