Barnet General Hospital

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Barnet Hospital
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Location Wellhouse Lane, Chipping Barnet, London, England, United Kingdom
Care system Public NHS
Hospital type District General
Affiliated university None
Emergency department Yes Accident & Emergency
Beds 445
Lists Hospitals in England

Barnet Hospital is a hospital in Wellhouse Lane, Chipping Barnet, north London, run by the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust as part of the National Health Service.


Barnet Hospital was completely rebuilt between 1999 and 2002 through a PFI project.[1] It was reopened by HRH The Princess Royal in February 2003.

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.

Since July, the hospital has been part of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust along with Chase Farm Hospital[2]

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.

Transport links[edit]

Barnet Hospital is served directly by three Transport for London bus services, routes 263, 307 and 384. The closest Underground station is High Barnet, which is a 15-minute walk away.

On site parking has been highlighted by Which? as having the highest minimum charge in the country.[3]

Abuse inquiries[edit]

In November 2013, the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced that Barnet Hospital was being investigated in relation to the Jimmy Savile sexual abuse scandal.[4] 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.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Project Database - Projects: London". PPP Forum. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-01-30. 
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  4. ^ "Jimmy Savile: 19 more hospitals to investigate links". BBC News. 29 November 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Jimmy Savile NHS investigation published". DoH. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2014. 

Buses from Barnet Hospital

Coordinates: 51°39′04″N 0°12′54″W / 51.651°N 0.215°W / 51.651; -0.215