The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) is one of the top centres in the world for the diagnosis and treatment of many complex orthopaedic conditions, including spinal cord injuries, bone cancer, scoliosis, and acute hip and knee problems.
The hospital treats military personnel, provides amputees with custom-made prostheses, and helps rebuild the lives of patients through extensive rehabilitation programmes. It also specialises in the treatment of peripheral nerve injuries. More than 30% of the hospital’s work is for children, who undergo surgical procedures ranging from spinal correction to the lifesaving removal of cancerous tumours. As a national and international centre of excellence, the RNOH treats over 150,000 patients annually, from all over the world.
The RNOH Charity is a vital partner in the way the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital delivers care. Since 1997, the Charity has received and administered millions of pounds’ worth of donations, which have funded numerous essential projects around the hospital.
Thanks to the Charity's generous donors, the Charity has funded a number of projects which are not affordable within the limits of NHS funding, including:
- Over £3 million in enhancements towards the new Stanmore Building
- £520,000 toward the Spinal Cord Injury Centre expansion
- The hospital’s volunteer and buggy service
- Key research projects
- A medical equipment library