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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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  • It’s Gunner be a red and white Christmas at Barnet Hospital

    It’s Gunner be a red and white Christmas at Barnet Hospital

    14 December 2018

    Arsenal top scorers Alexandre Lacazette and Alex Iwobi spread some festive cheer to children at Barnet Hospital bringing Christmas presents and playing the role of Father Christmas. They were joined by goalkeeper Emi...

  • Our wonderful winter stars

    Our wonderful winter stars

    14 December 2018

    Meet our winter stars who are working to keep patients and staff safe across our trust over the coming weeks and months. Winter is a really challenging time in hospitals across the NHS. Our staff are doing an amazing job...

  • Spurs stars shine as they bring festive cheer to Barnet Hospital

    Spurs stars shine as they bring festive cheer to Barnet Hospital

    14 December 2018

    Tottenham Hotspur players, including Moussa Sissoko and Georges-Kevin N’Koudou, were on delivery duties at Barnet Hospital – but it was presents not points that were on their minds. Midfielder Moussa and...

  • Trial for new smart device to help monitor a patient’s condition after surgery

    Trial for new smart device to help monitor a patient’s condition after surgery

    12 December 2018

    RespiraSense Chase Farm Hospital is trialling an innovative respiratory monitoring device to speed up the identification of patients whose condition is deteriorating. Respiratory rate is the earliest and most...

  • Say hello to our kidney peer supporters

    Say hello to our kidney peer supporters

    12 December 2018

    Having kidney disease can be very isolating but the Royal Free London is determined that their patients will get the help and support they need … with the help of other patients. Sarah Milne, lead nurse for the...

  • Royal Free London chief executive set to depart

    Royal Free London chief executive set to depart

    11 December 2018

    Sir David Sloman Sir David Sloman, one of the longest serving chief executive’s in the NHS, has announced he will be stepping down from his role at the Royal Free London. After a decade at the London...

  • Gunnersaurus does the double with same day trip to Royal Free Hospital and Barnet Hospital

    Gunnersaurus does the double with same day trip to Royal Free Hospital and Barnet Hospital

    11 December 2018

    Arsenal mascot Gunnersaurus thrilled his young fans with a back-to-back trip to the Royal Free Hospital and Barnet Hospital. The dynamic dino first took to the children and neonatal wards at the Royal Free Hospital and...

  • Patients benefit from expanded breast unit at the Royal Free Hospital

    Patients benefit from expanded breast unit at the Royal Free Hospital

    7 December 2018

    A new-look specialist breast unit at the Royal Free Hospital is helping staff to deliver better care and support to patients. The unit has expanded, enabling the breast service to provide a much improved and more...

  • Public feedback shapes plans for improving bone and joint surgery in north central London

    Public feedback shapes plans for improving bone and joint surgery in north central London

    7 December 2018

    Patients and the public have been having their say on plans to improve orthopaedic services (such as hip and knee replacements) across north central London. Currently, planned orthopaedic care is delivered from 10...

  • Children’s wards feel the love this Christmas and Chanukah

    Children’s wards feel the love this Christmas and Chanukah

    3 December 2018

    Reality TV star Eyal Booker brought the love to children’s wards at the Royal Free Hospital this week. The 23-year-old model, who appeared on ITV’s Love Island back in the summer, arrived at the front...

  • Pears Building construction site is picture perfect

    29 November 2018

    Local students’ artworks have been unveiled on the hoardings around the Pears Building construction site next to the Royal Free Hospital. The new Pears Building will house the UCL Institute of Immunity and...

  • Lucinda’s happy ever after

    Lucinda’s happy ever after

    26 November 2018

    For Lucinda Parker Roberts it still feels nothing short of miraculous that she is able to play with her new black Labrador puppy, Bella, and not be forced to lie on a sofa feeling completely exhausted. The 33-year-old...

  • SpyGlass has cancer in its sights

    SpyGlass has cancer in its sights

    23 November 2018

    Serious conditions, including bile duct cancers, are being spotted more quickly thanks to a state-of-the-art device now being used at the Royal Free Hospital. The Royal Free is just one of a handful of hospitals...

  • A celebration of staff commitment and dedication

    A celebration of staff commitment and dedication

    21 November 2018

    Our annual long service awards, recognising the commitment of Royal Free London staff who have dedicated their lives to the NHS, took place on 16 November. Members of staff reaching 25 or 40 years’ service in...

  • Hospital school wins national award

    Hospital school wins national award

    20 November 2018

    The Royal Free Hospital school has received a national award for working with volunteers to improve the experience of young patients during their hospital stay. The 2018 Helpforce Champions Awards celebrate the...

  • Royal Free London launches new electronic patient record

    Royal Free London launches new electronic patient record

    16 November 2018

    Patients at the Royal Free London will benefit from a new electronic patient record (EPR) system. EPR will completely replace paper records at the Royal Free London by the end of 2019. It means that staff can always...

  • Patient power: giving our patients a voice

    Patient power: giving our patients a voice

    16 November 2018

    Meet the patients who are helping to transform care at the Royal Free London. Zoe Greene, her daughter, Rachel, Charlotte Scott and her daughter Alessia are at the heart of a revolution taking place across our...

  • Two new directors join the Royal Free London board

    15 November 2018

    Professor Sir Chris Ham The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to welcome two new non-executive directors to its board – bringing with them years of experience in the world of healthcare...

  • Top professional honor for Dr Celia Harding

    Top professional honor for Dr Celia Harding

    14 November 2018

    Dr Celia Harding has been awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy (RCSLT) in recognition of her contribution to the advancement of the profession, both as an academic and a practising...

  • Three-way kidney sharing scheme leads to a bright future

    Three-way kidney sharing scheme leads to a bright future

    13 November 2018

    When Martha Myers learnt that her husband needed another kidney after his previous transplant had started to fail she didn’t hesitate to offer hers.  Although Martha, 60, and her husband David, 70, were not a...

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