Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

On Thursday 28 February 2013, Valerie met with Rob Hurd who is the Chief Executive of Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital at Portcullis House.

Valerie said:

“The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK and a world leader in the field. The hospital provides a range of neuro-musculoskeletal healthcare, from treating acute spinal injuries to providing specialist rehabilitation for chronic back sufferers.”

“The Hospital will be celebrating their centenary in 2 years time. During the First World War, the Hospital was used for the military, treating and housing discharged disabled soldiers. More recently the Hospital has treated soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. The Hospital is currently in talks with Help for Heroes regarding the possibility of building a rehabilitation site for returning soldiers.”

“At my meeting with Rob Hurd, he outlined that the Hospital is embarking on a major building project to help them maintain the high quality of service and results for patients that they currently provide. This is an important time for the Hospital as they move forward in updating their buildings. I wish them every success.”