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National Hospital celebrates its 150th Anniversary

6 July 2010

National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

This summer the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) celebrates its 150th anniversary.

This slideshow takes a look back at the people and the procedures that have made it such a pioneering institution today.

The NHNN, which is based in Camden, is one of the world’s leading centres for the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with a wide range of neurological conditions including multiple sclerosis (MS), brain cancer, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and head injury.

NHNN manager Jackie Sullivan said: “We hope that everyone will join us in celebrating our 150th anniversary: patients, staff, visitors, local residents and all those who have contributed to the National Hospital in some way.”

A full programme of events has been organised in celebration:

  • 6 July 4:30–6pm
    NHNN Open Event for staff, patients and local residents. Mayor of London Boris Johnson will unveil the foundation stone of the Brain Tumour Unit as part of the event.
  • 8 July
    Dinner at Royal College of Physicians
  • 23 July, 6:30pm –12 midnight
    The staff summer party will be held on the lawns of London Zoo where there will be a BBQ and live music. Tickets are available at a discounted price of £25.
  • 17 November
    Lectures on neurology and neurosurgery over the years will be held in the Lecture Theatre at 33 Queen Square, and will be followed by a reception.

Image above: The National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery


UCL context

The NHNN is a leading centre for the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with a wide range of neurological conditions such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, stroke and head injuries. With its neighbour, the UCL Institute of Neurology, it is a major international centre for research and training.

The NHNN provides comprehensive neurology and neurosurgery services for our other hospitals, including an acute brain injury unit, the national prion clinic and a neurorehabilitation unit.

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