About the appeal

The RNOH’s Redevelopment Appeal

The RNOH is one of the world’s leading specialist orthopaedic hospitals, and has been at the cutting edge of orthopaedic care for over 100 years. This is entirely down to the dedication and the expertise of our staff, who operate from a series of 100-year-old buildings and a collection of Portakabins and Nissen huts which date back to the Second World War. Our hospital facilities are old, inefficient and unsuited to modern clinical practice.

But we are now entering a new and exciting era. After more than thirty years of attempts by the RNOH to secure Government backing for the redevelopment of its main Stanmore hospital, the NHS Trust Development Authority gave the project its full approval in June 2016. The first phase of the Stanmore redevelopment is scheduled to begin towards the end of 2016, and be completed by 2018.

Princess Eugenie with patient

The approval of the Stanmore redevelopment project will enable the RNOH to build a basic NHS inpatient facility with standard equipment and no enhanced features. However, we want to design and construct a truly world-class, innovative healthcare environment that will bring real improvements in the quality of our care and transform the lives of our patients.

In order to achieve this goal, we have launched our Redevelopment Appeal, which aims to raise £15 million through support from individual donors, corporate partners, grant-making trusts, and fundraising events. The current progress of the Appeal can be viewed on the home page.

Charitable support will allow the hospital to fund vital facilities and equipment, including:

  • An expansion of the hospital's Spinal Cord Injury Centre, which will enable the RNOH to treat many more spinal-cord injured patients per year than is currently possible. Find out more about the new Spinal Cord Injury Centre Expansion.
  • A modern and welcoming children’s unit, with colourfully designed recreation areas and unique play equipment. This will help our young patients relax and have fun within the hospital. Find out more about the Children and Young People's Ward.
  • A new adult acute ward. Thanks to the very generous support of the London Irish Group, we have secured funding for one of the RNOH’s two new adult acute wards. We are now seeking funding for a range of specialist equipment for the second.
  • Comprehensive high specification imaging equipment – including a SPECT CT scanner, a fluoroscope, and an ultrasound machine. These state-of-the-art machines will dramatically reduce the amount of time our patients wait for scans. Find out more about our Imaging Centre.

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About the Stanmore redevelopment

For more detailed information about the redevelopment of the Stanmore site, and the latest news about the progress of the project, please visit: http://www.rnoh.nhs.uk/about-the-rnoh/stanmore-redevelopment.