Neurosurgical services transfer to UCLH 

29/06/2012 00:00 

On 16 June 2012 services treating emergency, acute and intra-cranial neurosurgery patients transferred from the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust to the National Hospital Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square. 

Neurosurgical services transfer to UCLH

This transfer centralises services in a single, highly specialist location giving patients access to the best possible care.

Consultant neurosurgeon and clinical lead Mr Robert Bradford said, “The consolidation of services creates the UK’s largest single-site neurosurgery centre and gives patients access to Queen Square’s world renowned expertise, state-of-the-art facilities and extensive clinical support services at a Trust with a proven track record of both patient safety and patient satisfaction”.  The service currently treats patients from both the local area and nation-wide. 

As well as access to some of the latest technology, such as the gamma knife and interventional MRI, patients will benefit from the strong academic links with UCL’s Institute of Neurology through established research programmes and clinical trials.

It’s also a very significant development for the Trust, as Mr Bradford added, “This centralisation of services provides a tremendously exciting opportunity for UCLH to further develop its reputation as a world-leading neurosciences centre”.

 

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