National Hospital celebrates its 150th Anniversary
6 July 2010
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
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.