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Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital

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Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital.jpg
Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital
Shown in Camden
Geography
LocationLondon, WC1
United Kingdom
Coordinates51°31′45″N 0°07′09″W / 51.52917°N 0.11917°W / 51.52917; -0.11917
Organisation
Care systemNHS England
TypeSpecialist
Affiliated universityUniversity College London
Services
Emergency departmentNo
SpecialityOtolaryngology
History
Opened1874; 147 years ago (1874)
Links
Websitewww.uclh.nhs.uk/OurServices/OurHospitals/RNTNE/Pages/Home.aspx

The Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital (the RNTNEH) was a health facility on Gray's Inn Road in London. It closed in October 2019 when services transferred to the new Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals on Huntley Street, London, WC1E 6DG. The Huntley Street hospital continues to provide specialist ENT, sleeps and allergy services and is part of University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The hospital's motto is Audient surdi mutique loquentur (the deaf shall hear and the mute shall speak).[1]

History

The hospital was founded in 1874 by Lennox Browne, Llewellyn Thomas, Alfred Hutton, George Wallis and Ernest Turner.[2][3] The hospital initially opened in Manchester Street (now Argyle Street), but demand for its services was such that new premises were acquired on Gray's Inn Road: the foundation stone was laid by Adelina Patti, a leading singer, in 1875.[2] The new facility opened, as the Central London Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, in 1877.[3] A new wing was opened by Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll in 1906.[3] She also laid the foundation stone for the Princess Louise Wing which was built between 1928 and 1929.[3]

In January 1942 the hospital was amalgamated with the Hospital for Diseases of the Throat in Golden Square to form The Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital.[2] It then joined the National Health Service in 1948.[3]

In April 1991 the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, comprising the Royal Free Hospital and the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, became one of the first NHS trusts established under the provisions of the NHS and Community Care Act 1990.[4]

In April 2012, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust took over management of the hospital from the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust.[5]

In October 2019 UCLH opened a new hospital in Huntley Street to house the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital and the Eastman Dental Hospital and many departments moved there. Following the COVID-19 Pandemic the remaining wards, operating theatre and sleep unit were shut down earlier than planned and moved to the new hospital and UCLH. The original site at 330 Gray's Inn Road is now closed. The Ear Institute remains in place for research and teaching. [6]

There are two notable pieces of art in the entrance: on the left there is a plaque commemorating the Royal Ear Hospital as a memorial to the parents of Geoffrey Duveen, by Felix Joubert, and on the right there is a carving of St. Blaise, by Cecil Thomas.[7][8]

Services

The following services are currently provided at the new Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals on Huntley Street:[9]

Research

Together with the UCL Ear Institute, the hospital constitutes the largest centre for audiological research in Europe.[10]

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ Gould, Glenice (1998). A history of the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, 1874–1982. Headley Brothers. p. 1.
  2. ^ a b c "Central London Throat Nose and Ear Hospital". The National Archives. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Royal National Throat Nose & Ear Hospital". Lost Hospitals of London. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Our history and archives centre". Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. Archived from the original on 4 May 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Management of RNTNEH services moves to UCLH". University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  6. ^ "Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals - now open". Uclh.nhs.uk. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  7. ^ "" People who can hear think it is rather comic not to be able to, instead of a bitter tragedy" – Felix Joubert's Royal Ear Hospital memorial, "Deafness Listening" | UCL UCL Ear Institute & Action on Hearing Loss Libraries". Blogs.ucl.ac.uk. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Cecil Walter Thomas carving of St. Blaise healing a boy, 1920 | UCL UCL Ear Institute & Action on Hearing Loss Libraries". Blogs.ucl.ac.uk. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital". University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  10. ^ "Britain's best hospitals: A patients' guide". The Independent. 20 March 2008. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  11. ^ "Professor Ronald Hinchcliffe obituary". The Telegraph. 27 February 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  12. ^ John Ballantyne, 'Whetnall , Edith Aileen Maude (1910–1965)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 30 Nov 2015

External links

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