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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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  • Professor collects award from Buckingham Palace

    Professor collects award from Buckingham Palace

    21 February 2017

    Professor George Hamilton, the divisional director of surgery and associated services at the Royal Free London, collected an award from Buckingham Palace on Friday for his services to the Royal Family. He was named...

  • Staff celebrate with gold medal winner Colin Jackson

    Staff celebrate with gold medal winner Colin Jackson

    17 February 2017

    Gold medal-winning hurdler Colin Jackson helped staff from the Royal Free London celebrate their achievements at an awards ceremony last night. Around 280 members of staff attended the Oscars ceremony, which was...

  • Have your say on the latest plans for health and social care in North Central London

    14 February 2017

    The latest version of the North Central London Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) has now been published. The draft STP narrative, which sets out plans for the future of health and social care across the five...

  • First robot-assisted kidney transplants at the Royal Free Hospital

    First robot-assisted kidney transplants at the Royal Free Hospital

    10 February 2017

    The Royal Free has become one of the first hospitals in the country to carry out a kidney transplant with the help of a surgical robot.  Two patients received kidney transplants at the end of last year with the...

  • Meet the hospital volunteer pressing paws on pain

    Meet the hospital volunteer pressing paws on pain

    10 February 2017

    Patients in A&E at the Royal Free Hospital have been enjoying visits from a very special volunteer. Rolo, a three-year-old Cavapoo – a cavalier spaniel and poodle cross – is on a mission, along with his...

  • Dr Cherry Kilbride awarded a Fellowship

    9 February 2017

    Congratulations to Dr Cherry Kilbride, who has been awarded a Fellowship from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.  Dr Kilbride is based at the Royal Free Hospital where she is in charge of growing the...

  • New hope to tackle antibiotic resistance

    3 February 2017

    A new potential weapon in the fight against possible deadly bacteria such as MRSA, which are increasingly developing resistance to widely used antibiotics, has been developed at the Royal Free Hospital. New research,...

  • Roadworks to commence at Chase Farm Hospital

    1 February 2017

    Work to connect the new Chase Farm Hospital to gas and electricity supplies is due to start on 6 February 2017, with an estimated completion date of 31 May.    To enable this work to take place external...

  • Photography competition launched

    19 January 2017

    The trust is launching a photography competition to find the best images of Hampstead and the surrounding area, which will be used to brighten up the walls of the newly redeveloped emergency department (ED) at the Royal...

  • Chase Farm Hospital celebrates topping out milestone

    Chase Farm Hospital celebrates topping out milestone

    13 January 2017

    The redevelopment of Chase Farm Hospital reached a special milestone today when the new building reached its maximum height. A special ‘topping out’ ceremony took place at the hospital to celebrate the...

  • OT report launched at Westminster

    12 January 2017

    Support from occupational therapists (OTs) can ease the pressure on emergency departments, a report which includes data from Barnet Hospital has revealed.  The report, published by the College of Occupational...

  • Professor given honour by the Queen

    10 January 2017

    Professor George Hamilton, the divisional director of surgery and associated services at the Royal Free London, said he was delighted to have been named a Commander of the Victorian Order (CVO) by the Queen in the...

  • Tube strikes 8 and 9 January

    6 January 2017

    A tube strike is set to take place with limited services on certain lines on Sunday 8 January from 6pm and no services on certain lines for the whole day on Monday 9 January.  If the strikes go ahead there will be...

  • Royal Free London chief executive awarded knighthood

    30 December 2016

    A London hospital chief executive who has devoted his working life to the NHS has been awarded a knighthood by Her Majesty the Queen. David Sloman, chief executive of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (RFL),...

  • My life-saving liver transplant

    My life-saving liver transplant

    24 December 2016

    Mark Fitzgerald says that if it hadn’t been for the generosity of a family who had agreed to organ donation he wouldn’t be here today.  The 50-year-old from Berkshire had a liver transplant at the Royal...

  • Royal Free Charity best wishes cards

    23 December 2016

    The Royal Free Charity has set up a best wishes e-card service which allows friends and relatives to send cards to patients remotely. The service gives friends and relatives the opportunity to send an e-card, a handmade...

  • Spurs players visit Galaxy Ward

    Spurs players visit Galaxy Ward

    22 December 2016

    Four Tottenham Hotspur players visited Barnet Hospital yesterday to deliver Christmas presents to children staying on Galaxy Ward.  Christian Eriksen, Ben Davies, Josh Onomah and Josie Green helped spread Christmas...

  • Marsden Lecture 2016: Scotland’s approach to quality improvement

    22 December 2016

    On 17 November we held our annual Marsden Lecture in the Sir William Wells Atrium at the Royal Free Hospital. The lecture is held in honour of William Marsden, who founded the Royal Free in 1828. This year’s...

  • Trust awarded £8 million vanguard funding

    20 December 2016

    The Royal Free London has been awarded £8 million of funding from NHS England to support its work as a new models of care vanguard.  The vanguards are partnerships of NHS, local government, voluntary,...

  • Follow live kidney transplant on Twitter

    Follow live kidney transplant on Twitter

    20 December 2016

    A Metropolitan Police officer has given the ultimate gift to his sister – just in time for Christmas.  Tristan Hunter, 32, donated one of his kidneys to his 38-year-old sister Amy Hennessey, a primary school...

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