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Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust runs three hospitals in London: Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital and Royal Free Hospital. 

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  • A message to businesses who wish to support our staff during the COVID-19 pandemic

    A message to businesses who wish to support our staff during the COVID-19 pandemic

    26 March 2020

    We have been inundated with kind offers of items for our staff. Thank you. If you would like to make a non-monetary donation to our staff please e-mail RFLHeroes@royalfreecharity.org who will advise you if we are able to...

  • Want to help at one of our hospitals?

    24 March 2020

    If you want to support us by working or volunteering at one of our hospitals during this challenging time, we have many opportunities.   You can become an employee, join our internal agency – called the trust...

  • Thank you for your support!

    24 March 2020

    We’ve been overwhelmed with positive messages from the public – thank you so much. They really help to keep our spirits up at this difficult time so please keep them coming on our social media channels. Some...

  • New visitor restrictions at the Royal Free London

    23 March 2020

    To protect our patients and staff, we have had to change the rules about visiting. From tomorrow (24 March), the following new visitor restrictions will come into effect at our hospitals. No visitors will be allowed...

  • Updated information for all visitors to the Royal Free London

    23 March 2020

    The Royal Free London is putting measures in place for patients, visitors and staff during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Advice for visitors of in-patients Visiting for all patients will no longer...

  • Message about entering Royal Free London buildings

    21 March 2020

    We are currently reviewing the protocols about who can enter Royal Free London trust buildings. Please ensure that you check social media and our websites for updates in the coming days.

  • Changes to planned surgery

    19 March 2020

    In response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak and in line with national guidance, from 15 April we will suspend some of our elective (planned) surgery at the Royal Free London. Some procedures will also be...

  • Temporary changes to out-patient appointments at the Royal Free London

    Temporary changes to out-patient appointments at the Royal Free London

    13 March 2020

    As part of the Royal Free London’s response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, we are putting measures in place to protect patients, visitors and staff. In order to reduce hospital visits, we are making some...

  • New chief executive appointed to Barnet Hospital

    New chief executive appointed to Barnet Hospital

    12 March 2020

    The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (RFL) has announced the appointment of Deborah Sanders as the new chief executive for Barnet Hospital. Deborah had been acting as interim chief executive at Barnet Hospital...

  • COVID-19 (coronavirus) guidance for in-patient hosptial visitors

    COVID-19 (coronavirus) guidance for in-patient hosptial visitors

    12 March 2020

    The Royal Free London is putting measures in place to protect patients, visitors and staff during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. During this period, only one visitor at a time is permitted to visit in-patients in...

  • Prime Minister visits Royal Free Hospital to thank staff

    Prime Minister visits Royal Free Hospital to thank staff

    3 March 2020

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited the Royal Free Hospital (RFH) on Sunday afternoon to thank staff for their efforts in caring for patients being treated for coronavirus (COVID-19). Mr Johnson met with staff from the...

  • The precious image that means the world

    The precious image that means the world

    2 March 2020

    Parents of premature or sick babies being cared for at Barnet Hospital’s specialist neonatal unit are now waking up to a very special message. Thanks to secure messaging technology vCreate, a parent who signs up...

  • Coronavirus update

    28 February 2020

    We are currently treating patients for coronavirus (COVID-19) at the Royal Free Hospital (RFH). The RFH is one of a small number of specialist centres in England that treat people with very infectious...

  • Coronavirus patient update

    27 February 2020

    We are treating a new patient for coronavirus (COVID-19) at the Royal Free Hospital (RFH). This means we have treated a total of four patients, three of whom were discharged on 15 February. As the...

  • Trust me I’m a robot - live streaming of alternative technique for kidney cancer robotic surgeries

    Trust me I’m a robot - live streaming of alternative technique for kidney cancer robotic surgeries

    26 February 2020

    Surgeons at the Royal Free Hospital (RFH) recently demonstrated a technique for removing kidney tumours from the patient’s back  – which can mean a much quicker surgery and a shorter stay in hospital for...

  • Coronavirus update

    Coronavirus update

    15 February 2020

    The three patients being treated for the coronavirus at the Royal Free Hospital have now been discharged and have left the hospital. For further information visit the NHS England website here.

  • Learning community resilience from the boys in the cave

    10 February 2020

    According to two psychiatrists, the Thai boys trapped in a cave for 10 days could teach us all important lessons on the benefits of looking after one another and working as a team. Dr Mark Berelowitz, head of child and...

  • Coronavirus update and advice

    10 February 2020

    We are treating an additional two patients with Wuhan novel coronavirus at the Royal Free Hospital (RFH), which means there are a total of three patients with the condition at the RFH. The RFH is one of a...

  • Wuhan novel coronavirus: Information for members of the public

    28 January 2020

    You may be aware that the Royal Free Hospital is a designated centre for the treatment of patients with infectious diseases. Please click here for more information about Wuhan novel coronavirus and what to do if you...

  • Edgware Community Hospital pharmacy closure

    16 January 2020

    The out-patient pharmacy at Edgware Community Hospital (ECH), provided by the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (RFL) is closing on Monday 10 February. If you are a RFL patient, from 10 February, out-patients will...

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