Barnet General Hospital
|Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust|
|Location||Wellhouse Lane, Chipping Barnet, London, England, United Kingdom|
|Care system||Public NHS|
|Hospital type||District General|
|Emergency department||Yes Accident & Emergency|
|Lists||Hospitals in England|
The hospital has 445 beds. It operates a full range of acute medical services including internal medicine, surgery, gynaecology, orthopaedics, anaesthetics, haematology, stroke medicine, dermatology, paediatrics, genito-urinary medicine as well as some smaller other services. It has a busy 24-hour Accident and Emergency department, and a modern intensive care unit.
The psychiatric unit based at the Barnet Hospital site has recently undergone renovation, and has been relocated there from Edgware Community Hospital. It is under the auspices of a separate NHS trust.
The hospital has good links with other local hospitals, and often has medical students from University College London Medical School and University of Hertfordshire.
It was the hospital that Alexander Litvinenko was first taken to when he was fatally poisoned with polonium 210 in November 2006, before his condition deteriorated further and he was transferred.
In November 2013, the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced that Barnet Hospital was being investigated in relation to the Jimmy Savile sexual abuse scandal. The subsequent NHS and DoH investigation concluded that following an extensive search of Trust and public archives, the investigating team found no record of JS being involved with BH, either through fund raising events, VIP visits or charitable donations.
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