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
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Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital
Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital is located in London Borough of Camden
Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital
Shown in Camden
Geography
Location London, WC1
United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°31′45″N 0°07′09″W / 51.52917°N 0.11917°W / 51.52917; -0.11917Coordinates: 51°31′45″N 0°07′09″W / 51.52917°N 0.11917°W / 51.52917; -0.11917
Organisation
Care system NHS England
Hospital type Specialist
Affiliated university University College London
Services
Emergency department No
Speciality Otolaryngology
History
Founded 1874; 144 years ago (1874)
Links
Website www.uclh.nhs.uk/OurServices/OurHospitals/RNTNE/Pages/Home.aspx

The Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital (the RNTNEH) is a specialist otolaryngologic hospital located on Gray's Inn Road in London, England, and a part of the University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Established in 1874, its motto is Audient surdi mutique loquentur (the deaf shall hear and the mute shall speak).[1]

The hospital specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose and throat disorders. Departments within the hospital include an allergy clinic, rhinology and audiology/otology, and it treats a range of disorders including cancers, hearing and speech disorders, snoring and related sleep disorders.

History[edit]

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]

Services[edit]

The following services are currently provided at the hospital:[6]

Research[edit]

Together with the UCL Ear Institute, which it is located adjacent to, the hospital constitutes the largest centre for audiological research in Europe.[7]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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 Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital". University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  7. ^ "Britain's best hospitals: A patients' guide". The Independent. 20 March 2008. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  8. ^ "Professor Ronald Hinchcliffe obituary". The Telegraph. 27 February 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  9. ^ John Ballantyne, 'Whetnall , Edith Aileen Maude (1910–1965)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 30 Nov 2015

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