Publish date: 08 September 2022

We share in the nation’s deep sorrow following the passing of Her Majesty The Queen.

UCLH enjoyed a special relationship with The Queen. In October 2005, she opened University College Hospital, and in one of her last, major public engagements before the pandemic, she opened the Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals in February 2020. Her Majesty was patron of University College Hospital and our Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine.

Our chief executive, David Probert, said: “I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty The Queen and I know colleagues across UCLH will join me in offering our condolences to the Royal Family during this time of immense grief.

“At UCLH, we were honoured to have welcomed The Queen to our Trust when she opened two of our hospitals – these were joyful occasions which will remain in the memories of our patients and staff who were present. We were also privileged to have Her Majesty as patron of two of our hospitals.

“The Queen, like so many people in the NHS, dedicated her life to service and I know staff across our hospitals will want to join me in paying their respects, as the nation enters a period of mourning.”

An online Book of Condolence for those who wish to leave messages is available on the Royal website.