Redeveloping the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery 

The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN), Queen Square, is the UK's largest dedicated neurological and neurosurgical hospital. It provides comprehensive services for the diagnosis, treatment and care of all conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system and muscles. Together with its neighbour, the UCL Institute of Neurology, it is a major international centre for research and training.

We are investing £23 million to redevelop the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. In 2017, we will have built two new theatres, refurbished four existing theatres and an increased ward capacity and critical care beds.

The redevelopment will allow the NHNN to increase its capacity to deliver the world class care in a modern environment. Over the last few years we have seen an increase in referrals and transfers of patients to our services as well as the concentration of specialist services in a smaller number of centres. These changes mean we need to expand our services to meet the needs of patients.

  • 1. How will the redevelopment impact on my care?

    We want to minimise the disruption to patients and carers throughout the redevelopment work and we are grateful for your patience as the work progresses.
    We are maintaining the same levels of care and treatment and do not expect services to be affected by the building work. You may see scaffolding and areas of the hospital closed to enable the building work to take place. There may also be temporary closure of lifts.
    Some wards may move to temporary locations before moving to their new home permanently. You will be informed directly if your service changes location.
    There may also be changes to where you can park around the hospital to accommodate the construction.
    Pain Management and Neuro-Otology services have moved to new sites
  • 2. What is changing at the NHNN?

    The redevelopment programme includes the following projects:

    • Build two new operating theatres
    • Refurbish the four existing theatres
    • Create three new wards
    • Create a larger Molly Lane Fox neuro-oncology ward
    • Create six new critical care beds
    • Replace the three lifts in Queen Mary Wing
    • Improve the storage provision throughout the NHNN
    • Create a new patient information centre.
    The different projects will take place at different times throughout the project. Detailed information will be provided to patients and carers effected by the projects.
  • 3. Have any services moved out of the NHNN?

    To enable the expansion, some services have moved out of the NHNN to other UCLH sites permanently.
    They include:
    • Our pain management service moved to a brand new bespoke centre at 25 Cleveland Street. Moving the service to the new centre has enabled us to provide additional outpatient and day care facilities. You can find more information here.
    • The neuro-otology service has moved to the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital (RNTNEH). Neuro–otology is the diagnosis, investigation, management and rehabilitation of complex, hearing, balance, eye and voice disorders. The service opened at the RNTNEH on 1 August and is provided alongside a similar RNTNEH service, enabling better co-ordination and learning between the two services.
  • 4. Contact for questions or concerns

    Please email if you have any questions or concerns about the redevelopment.