Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital was established in 1897 through the amalgamation of the National Eye hospital founded by Isaac Ryall in 1814 and St Mark’s Ophthalmic Hospital for diseases of the Eye and Ear founded by Sir William Wilde in 1844. Both hospitals were moved to a newly built Victorian building in its present site in Adelaide Road in 1904.
The hospital is primarily an ambulatory and elective surgery centre and the only stand alone two specialty hospital in Ireland. It is the largest centre for retinal and strabismus cases and the only centre for ocular oncology cases in the country.
In addition to patient care, education and research are the major functions in the hospital. Academic and clinical training are provided to undergraduate and postgraduate medical students from RCSI, UCD and TCD. Nurses from other hospitals also avail of the post-graduate diploma in ophthalmic and Otolaryngology nursing. Research in both Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology is undertaken in partnership with the academic institutions.
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), located in Abu Dhabi, UAE, operates under the management of Cleveland Clinic, named among the top hospitals in the USA by U.S. News and World Report. SKMC is owned by SEHA, the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, recently established to oversee operations of all public hospitals in the Emirate.
SKMC is the flagship institution for the public health system in Abu Dhabi and has several ‘Centers of Excellence,’ and aspires to practice contemporary medicine comparable to the best hospitals and medical centers in the world. SKMC provides comprehensive health care services in all of the disciplines relevant to the needs and priorities of the community to attain the highest levels of patient satisfaction.
SKMC consists of a 550-bed Acute Care Hospital and 14 specialized outpatient clinics accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI). In addition, SKMC manages a 120-bed Behavior Sciences Pavilion, a 90-bed Rehabilitation Center, 9 primary healthcare centers and 2 dental centers distributed over the city of Abu Dhabi.
When Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and noted author, founded St. Patrick’s Hospital over 260 years ago, he did so because he recognised that people with mental illness needed a specialist service to provide care, treatment and a voice.
Today, the Hospital is Ireland’s largest, independent, not-for-profit mental health service and aspires to be the recognised leader in:
-the provision of quality mental health care
-the promotion of mental health awareness
-the protection of the rights and integrity of those suffering from mental illness
Now known as St. Patrick’s University Hospital through its association with Trinity College Dublin, the Hospital is driven by the same vision, energy and determination first demonstrated by Dean Swift in 1746.
The Royal Marsden is a world-leading cancer centre specialising in cancer diagnosis, treatment, research and education.
Together with our academic partner, The Institute of Cancer Research, we form the largest comprehensive cancer centre in Europe with a combined staff of 4,628. Through this partnership, we undertake ground-breaking research into new cancer drug therapies and treatments.
We also have an academic partnership with Mount Vernon Cancer Centre. This combined partnership enhances our research programmes and our contribution to the NHS in finding new and better ways to treat patients diagnosed with cancer.
We have two hospitals: one in Chelsea, London, and another in Sutton, Surrey. We also have a Chemotherapy Medical Daycare Unit at Kingston Hospital and we provide Sutton and Merton Community Services.
The Royal Marsden was founded in 1851 by William Marsden. His vision was to create a pioneering cancer hospital dedicated to excellence in the study, treatment and care of people with cancer.
Today we continue to build on this legacy, constantly raising standards to improve the lives of the 50,000 cancer patients from across the UK and abroad that we see each year.
The Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children is the only hospital in Northern Ireland dedicated specifically to the care of children. It has 107 beds, and provides general hospital care for children living in Belfast, as well as providing most of the paediatric regional specialities for children throughout Northern Ireland.
The majority of cancer patients are treated in North Wales. Only those with less common cancers, or in need of specialist treatment, need to travel outside the region. Most of these specialist services are in Liverpool or Manchester.
Some patients with cancer will first see a surgeon. All the hospitals in North Wales provide surgery for the common cancers, although some of the more specialised surgery is performed in particular hospitals. This concentration of certain surgical services is required to maintain appropriate standards of care.
Some cancers need radiotherapy or chemotherapy before or after surgery. All radiotherapy treatment is given in the North Wales Cancer Treatment Centre in St Asaph (you will find further information about this centre within this section of this website). Chemotherapy is given in treatment units at each of the three main hospitals in North Wales. Most chemotherapy is given as an ‘outpatient’ (also known as ‘day case’).
The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre provides the only residential assessment and treatment centre in Scotland for adults with epilepsy.
We are an Independent Hospital operated by Quarriers Charity providing services to patients and clinicians across Scotland. Our modern 12 bed in-patient facility provides flexible, patient-centred residential assessment for adults aged 16 years and over.
We offer multidisciplinary in-patient assessment to people with complex diagnostic and treatment needs. The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre provides clinical review and diagnostic assessment such as EEG, ambulatory EEG and videotelemetry besides the ability to initiate or withdraw medications in a safe monitored environment. The centre also provides outpatient and telemedicine clinics.
Our team consists of a consultant neurologist, a consultant neuropsychiatrist, a consultant neurophysiologist, a clinical nurse specialist, a clinical neuropsychologist, clinical physiologists and experienced nursing staff.
Glasgow is now home to the UK’s most advanced NHS cancer centre. The new Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre (BWoSCC) officially opened its doors in February 2008 and delivers an unprecedented level of care to thousands of patients from across the West of Scotland.
The new £105 million Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre was built in the heart of the city’s West End on the Gartnavel site.
The Beatson, which rivals Europe’s top cancer hospitals in terms of facilities and equipment, provides West of Scotland cancer patients and staff with the most cutting edge equipment, treatments and surroundings to fight cancer.
Completing the world-class package of cancer care, the new Beatson is staffed by some of the most skilled and dedicated healthcare professionals in the country.
Key to the design of the new Beatson is the creation of a calm, relaxing and therapeutic environment for patients to improve their well-being and enhance their recuperation.
Colour, shape, light and furnishings have been central to the plans for the Beatson. The comfort of patients was considered to be so important to well-being and recovery that a dedicated Art Co-ordinator was commissioned to oversee this crucial design element.
The Beatson’s combination of facilities, new technology and calm, relaxing environment make it one of the most innovative and modern cancer care centres in the world.
The Retreat is a specialist mental health care provider, working with the NHS to provide care for people with complex and challenging needs.
The Retreat was founded in 1792 by William Tuke, a Yorkshire Quaker, and opened in 1796. It remains to this day a Quaker organisation. It has the distinction of having been the first establishment in England where mental illness was regarded as something from which a person could recover, and patients were treated with sympathy, respect and dignity. The Retreat had a profound influence on public opinion, resulting ultimately in fundamental reform of the laws relating to mental illness and its treatment.
The present day Retreat seeks to retain the original principles behind the early moral treatment practised here, whilst being responsive to what is best in latest clinical expertise and practice.
We provide modern healthcare, based on traditional values.
In recent years The Retreat formed a partnership with the Disabilities Trust to create York House within the grounds of The Retreat. This 28-bedded unit provides an intensive neurobehavioural assessment and rehabilitation service for individuals with severe cognitive, physical and/or emotional problems following acquired brain injury.
In February 2009 Northern Pathways opened Garrow House, a 12-bedded unit in the grounds of The Retreat. This new service is being commissioned by Local Health Trusts across Yorkshire and The Humber and is for women with complex needs who are presently in low or medium secure services who want to move forward in their recovery and require support to do so. Northern Pathways is a joint venture between The Retreat and Turning Point and unites both organisations’ commitment to addressing an individual’s need, rather than making individuals fit into existing services.
The Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD) NHS Foundation Trust, known locally as ‘the Min’, is a specialist hospital in the centre of Bath with an international reputation for research and expertise in rheumatology, chronic fatigue and pain management. We also provide diagnostic, endoscopy and clinical measurement services.
We provide patient-centred services, where each patient has the best support for their care and rehabilitation, and work as partners with patients and their carers to support them in the management of their condition.
With around 420 employees and 60 inpatient and day-case beds, our hospital is unique in being the smallest acute specialist trust in England providing services at a national level. Anyone is able to choose to come to our hospital for treatment regardless of where they live if clinical need suggests our services are the most appropriate.
The Walton Centre is the only specialist neurosciences NHS Trust in the UK.
Our specialist staff offer a world class service in diagnosing and treating injuries and illnesses affecting the brain, spine and peripheral nerves and muscles; and in helping people suffering from long term neurological conditions.
The majority of our patients come from Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales, Lancashire and the Isle of Man, but for some specialist treatments of complex disorders we see patients from all parts of the UK, Eire and further afield, referred by GPs or other hospitals.
The hospital provides an extensive range of eye services for both adults and children. The hospital has a large outpatient department and five theatres for ophthalmic surgery.
The Manchester Royal Eye Hospital consultant surgeons, who are leaders in their fields of ophthalmology, carry out all types of eye surgery.
The surgeons are fully accredited specialists with the General Medical Council and are NHS consultants. All consultants are ably assisted by the superb after-care team that prides itself on the delivery of the very best in patient care.
The new Eye Hospital is a vast improvement on the old facilities.
On the ground floor of the new two-storey hospital the main reception area incorporates everything needed for out-patient visits including 24 examination rooms, five laser treatment rooms and two ultrasound rooms.
There is something very different about the Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability. We don’t just treat people with profound disabilities, we care for them as individuals, creating care plans that resonate with them on a personal level, and offering practical and emotional support to them and their families every step of their journey.
Founded in 1854, and set in picturesque grounds in Putney, we are the oldest independent hospital and medical charity in the UK, not to mention one of the most respected.
Balancing traditional practice with specialist therapies and life changing technologies, our work makes that vital difference to the lives of profoundly disabled adults with acquired brain injuries and degenerative neurological conditions such as Huntington’s disease.
Western Eye Hospital (WEH) is an ophthalmology hospital in west London.
The hospital operates an emergency department 24-hours a day, for ambulance and walk-in cases. It features a minor surgical theatre, a triage system, inpatient beds and two ophthalmic operating theatres. It treats a wide range of eye conditions from glaucoma to wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a major cause of blindness.
The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH) provides a comprehensive range of neuro-musculoskeletal health care, ranging from acute spinal injury or complex bone tumour to orthopaedic medicine and specialist rehabilitation for chronic back pain sufferers. This broad range of neuro-musculoskeletal services is unique within the NHS.
As a national centre of excellence, the RNOH treats patients from across the country, many of whom have been referred by other hospital consultants for second opinions or for treatment of complex or rare conditions.
Patients benefit from a team of highly specialised consultants, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognised for their expertise and experience.
Consultants are supported in their work by nurses, therapists and other specialist clinical staff who are trained and are experts in their particular fields of orthopaedic care.
The RNOH plays a major role in teaching, 20% of all UK orthopaedic surgeons receive training here. Our teaching and our clinical effectiveness are enhanced by our work in research and development and our academic links with University College, London. Research departments at Stanmore include the Institute of Orthopaedics, the Centre for Disability Research and Innovation, the Institute of Human Performance and the Centre for Biomedical Engineering.
The Trust also works closely with other hospitals and has many joint appointments with other Trusts to ensure maximum availability of specialist skills for patients. Patients of the Trust also benefit from access to the ASPIRE* National Training centre which is located on site and hosts first-class sporting and other facilities for able-bodied and disabled people.
With over 130 years of history as a specialist hospital the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital (RNTNEH) is the UK’s largest ear, nose and throat hospital and the UK and Europe’s centre for audiological medicine and research. It is recognised internationally as a centre of excellence, unique in the breadth of knowledge and specialities represented on one site on Gray’s Inn Road, central London
We deal with all aspects of ENT from minor procedures such as putting in grommets to major complex head and neck surgery. The ENT out-patient department provides both routine and specialist clinics including some nurse-led clinics.
Together with its partner, the UCL Ear Institute, the RNTNEH is a major national and international centre for specialist training and research.
Moorfields was founded in 1804 and opened in 1805. We are the oldest and one of the largest centres for ophthalmic treatment, teaching and research in the world.
More patients in the UK come to Moorfields than to any other eye hospital or clinic because of our world-famous reputation. This is based on the expertise of our clinical staff and the cutting-edge research taking place on site.
In fact, over half the ophthalmologists practising in the UK, and many more overseas, have received specialist training at Moorfields.
In 2004, we were one of the first organisations to become an NHS foundation trust. More recently, UCL Partners, of which we are an integral part, was accredited by the Department of Health as one of the UK’s first academic and health science centres.
The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN), Queen Square, is the UK’s largest dedicated neurological and neurosurgical hospital. Celebrating 150 years this year, it provides comprehensive services for the diagnosis, treatment and care of all conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system and muscles. Services include specialist neurosurgery, a brain tumour unit, the Hyper-acute Stroke Unit (HASU), an acute brain injury unit, the National Prion Clinic, a pioneering neuro-rehabilitation unit, the UK’s first interventional MRI scanner, the largest specialised neurosurgical ITU and the only neuromedical ITU in the country. Together with its neighbour, the Institute of Neurology, it is a major international centre for research and training.
Papworth Hospital is the UK’s largest specialist cardiothoracic hospital and the country’s main heart and lung transplant centre. We have an extraordinary commitment to delivering the highest levels of clinical quality and outcomes and for providing the best possible standards of personalised care to our patients.
The hospital treats over 22,800 inpatient and day cases and 53,400 outpatients each year from across the UK. Papworth Hospital’s services are internationally recognised and include cardiology, respiratory medicine, and cardiothoracic surgery and transplantation.
Whilst Papworth Hospital is a regional centre for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiothoracic disease, it is also a national centre for a range of specialist services, including pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA). Papworth Hospital has the largest respiratory support and sleep centre (RSSC) in the UK.