TV hospital met real hospital when on 24 June, actors Julian Rhind-Tutt and Stephen Mangan (from Channel 4’s surreal hospital comedy series ‘Green Wing’) hosted The National Brain Appeal’s first ever quiz night. Read more
The Molly Lane Fox Unit opens at The National Hospital thanks to The National Brain Appeal. The NHS will take a major step in improving the care of patients with brain cancer with the opening of the UK’s first dedicated brain tumour unit at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, part of University College Hospitals London NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH).
The National Brain Appeal, the charity that supports the hospital by funding clinical posts, cutting edge technology, infrastructure and research, has invested a total of £2.5 million in the unit and brain cancer service. Read more
An MP who underwent life-saving surgery at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) to remove a brain tumour returned to the hospital to pay tribute to staff.
2010 marked The National’s 150th and The National Brain Appeal’s 25th anniversaries. We celebrated with a host of special events, reflecting on past successes as well as looking forward to the future. Hundreds of people – including London’s Mayor Boris Johnson – streamed through our doors as part of an anniversary open day which showcased the range of services and treatments we offer.
During his visit, the Mayor unveiled a plaque to commemorate the start of works in the new Molly Lane Fox Unit, the dedicated ward and assessment centre for Brain Tumour patients which has since been completed and opened in early 2011. Read more
The Rockefeller Medical Library reopened in June 2010 at 23 Queen Square, fully refurbished after a £1 million project: half of which was raised by The National Brain Appeal and half by the Brain Research Trust. Read more