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National Hospital celebrates its 150th Anniversary

6 July 2010


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  • 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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