University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is developing a world-leading centre for the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the ear, nose, throat and mouth including dental, hearing, speech and balance services. The new centre will be on Huntley Street, WC1E and supports UCLH’s vision to provide top quality patient care, excellent education and world class research. Conditional Planning permission for the new building was granted by London Borough of Camden’s Development Control Committee in June 2015 and has been approved by the UCLH Board of Directors.
Situated on the site of the former UCL Students’ Union building and the Royal Ear Hospital, the centre will be right at the heart of the University College Hospital campus. The Eastman Dental Institute will be moving around the corner in 2019 to the Rockefeller Building and UCL is also close by.
Services will be based in two floors below ground, and five above ground. There will be entrances on both Huntley Street and Shropshire Place.
We want the building to be welcoming and as relaxing as possible. To help us achieve this, we are involving patients and their families and carers as we develop our detailed plans for the building.
Currently, UCLH provides ear, nose, throat and dental services from at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital and the Eastman Dental Hospital, as well as at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and University College Hospital. When the centre opens in 2019, these services will move to the new site, offering multidisciplinary care, under one roof in a modern environment.