Barnet Hospital

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Barnet Hospital
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
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Barnet Hospital
Barnet Hospital is located in London Borough of Barnet
Barnet Hospital
Location within Barnet
LocationWellhouse Lane, Chipping Barnet, London, England
Coordinates51°39′02″N 0°12′51″W / 51.6505°N 0.2141°W / 51.6505; -0.2141Coordinates: 51°39′02″N 0°12′51″W / 51.6505°N 0.2141°W / 51.6505; -0.2141
Care systemNHS England
Hospital typeDistrict General
Emergency departmentYes
ListsHospitals in England

Barnet Hospital is a district general hospital situated in Barnet, in north London. It is managed by the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.


The original hospital on the site was the Wellhouse Hospital which was opened by Viscount Hampden, the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, in November 1920.[2] It was renamed Barnet General Hospital in 1950.[2]

The rebuilding of the hospital was procured under a Private Finance Initiative contract in 1999. The works were designed by the Percy Thomas Partnership[3] and carried out by Bouygues[1] at a cost of £54 million.[4] They were completed in February 2002[5] and the new facilities were opened by the Princess Royal in February 2003.[2] Barnet General Hospital became Barnet Hospital at that time.[2]

The new facilities provided include accident and emergency care, intensive care, internal medicine, surgery, gynecology, orthopaedics, anesthetics, haematology, stroke medicine, dermatology, paediatrics and genito-urinary medicine.[6]

Since July 2014, the hospital has been part of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust along with Chase Farm Hospital.[7]

Transport links[edit]

Barnet Hospital is served directly by three Transport for London bus services, routes 263, 307 and 384.[8] The closest Underground station is High Barnet, which is a 15-minute walk away.[9] On site parking has been highlighted by Which? as having the highest minimum charge in the country.[10]

CQC evaluation[edit]

The Care Quality Commission rated Barnet General Hospital as "good" overall in August 2016. The findings of the report are summarised in the table below:[11]

Safe Effective Caring Responsive Well-led Overall
Urgent and emergency services Good Good Good Good Good Good
Medical care Good Good Good Good Good Good
Surgery Good Good Good Good Good Good
Critical care Good Good Good Requires improvement Good Good
Maternity and gynaecology Good Good Good Good Good Good
Services for children and young people Good Good Good Good Good Good
End of life care Good Good Good Good Good Good
Outpatients and diagnostic imaging Good Not rated Good Good Good Good
Overall Good Good Good Good Good Good

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.[12] 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.[13]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Barnet General Hospital". Hospital Management. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "Barnet Hospital". Lost Hospitals of London. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  3. ^ Wong, Florence (1 September 2008). "Risk Management of PFI contracts in the Healthcate Sector in the UK" (PDF). p. 31. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  4. ^ "NHS capital expenditure and the private finance initiative—expansion or contraction?" (PDF). British Medical Journal. 3 July 1999. p. 49. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Project Database — Projects: London". PPP Forum. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-01-30.
  6. ^ "Barnet Hospital" (PDF). Bouygues. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  7. ^ "The Royal Free". The Royal Free. Retrieved 2018-04-07.
  8. ^ Buses from Barnet Hospital
  9. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. March 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 June 2019.
  10. ^ Alex Hayes. "Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals defend parking charges but say they are under review". Times Series. Retrieved 2018-04-07.
  11. ^ "Barnet General Hospital: Quality Report" (PDF). Care Quality Commission. p. 15. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  12. ^ "Jimmy Savile: 19 more hospitals to investigate links". BBC News. 29 November 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  13. ^ "Jimmy Savile NHS investigation published". DoH. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2014.