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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Geography
Location London, England, 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 Public NHS
Hospital type Specialist
Affiliated university University College London
Services
Emergency department No Accident & Emergency
Speciality Otolaryngology
History
Founded 1874
Links
Website Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital
Lists Hospitals in England

The Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital (the RNTNEH) is a specialist otolaryngologic hospital located on the Gray's Inn Road in London, United Kingdom, 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 Central London Throat Nose and Ear Hospital was founded in 1874 by Lennox Browne, Llewellyn Thomas, Alfred Hutton, George Wallis and Ernest Turner.[2] The hospital initially opened in Manchester Street (now Argyle Street), but demand for its services was such that in 1875 it moved to its current location on Gray's Inn Road.[2] 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]

In April 1991 the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, comprising the The Royal Free Hospital and the 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.[3]

In April 2012, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust took over management of the hospital from the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust.[4]

Services[edit]

The following services are currently provided at the hospital:[5]

  • allergy and medical rhinology;
  • audiological medicine and neuro-otology;
  • cochlear implants;
  • ear, nose and throat services;
  • hearing therapy;
  • rhinology;
  • rhinoplasty and facial plastic surgery;
  • snoring and sleep disorders; and
  • speech and language therapy.

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.[6]

Notable people[edit]

Professor Ronald Hinchcliffe was a consultant at the hospital in the 1960s, where he established a vestibular research laboratory.[7]

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. ^ "Our history and archives centre". Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Management of RNTNEH services moves to UCLH". University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital". University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Britain's best hospitals: A patients' guide". The Independent. 20 March 2008. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Professor Ronald Hinchcliffe obituary". The Telegraph. 27 February 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 

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