About the appeal

The RNOH’s Redevelopment Appeal

The RNOH 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.

However, we are now entering a new era. Funding has been secured to replace several of these old buildings with a new inpatient ward block, whose construction began in late 2016, and which will officially open in the spring of 2019. 

The aim of the RNOH’s Redevelopment Appeal is to raise £15 million, through charitable support, towards the infrastructure, specialist equipment and artwork for the new ward block. These enhancements will play a huge part in transforming the experience of the patients we treat, and will provide a more comfortable environment for every patient staying at the RNOH.

Thanks to the incredible generosity of our loyal donors, The RNOH Charity has already raised funds for a number of essential elements of the new inpatient ward block, including:

  • Enhancements and equipment for every single bed space in the children and young people’s ward.
  • A children’s activity centre to be enjoyed by our young patients and visitors.
  • Enhancements and equipment for every single bed space in one adult acute ward.
  • Equipment for two therapy gyms to assist our patients’ rehabilitation.
  • The infrastructure for a new private patient ward, which will generate vital funds for the RNOH and help sustain the long-term future of our hospital.

However, we still need additional funding for the following:

  • Enhancements and equipment for the bed spaces in the second adult acute ward.
  • A range of uplifting artwork to enhance the ward environment.
  • The fitting out and equipping the new private patient ward.

Further information about the key projects for which we are fundraising can be found here.