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Details: Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, London

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Present name

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital 

Previous name(s)

Royal Orthopaedic Hospital for the Cure of Club Foot, Lateral Curvature of the Spine, and all other Contractions and Deformities (by 1855 - 1886 at Least); National Orthopaedic Hospital (by 1866 - 1905)
City Orthopaedic Hospital  


56 Bolsover Street London W1P 8AQ 

Previous location

234 Great Portland Street, London (1905 - 1984)
297 Oxford Street (Royal); 315 Oxford Street
15 Hanover Square (Royal)
Bloomsbury Square (1838)

Foundation Year




Administrative authorities

Regional Hospital Board (1948-74)

London (Teaching) 

Hospital Management Committee (1948-74)

Royal National Orthopaedic 

Regional Health Authority (1974-82)

Postgraduate Teaching 

Regional Health Authority (1982- )

North East Thames 

District Health Authority (1974-82)

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospitals 

District Health Authority (1982- )


Current Trust

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust 

Trust From


County (before 1974)


County (1974-1996)

Greater London 

County (after 1996)

Greater London 


Pre 1948


Post 1948



Pre 1948

OTHER: Orthopaedic.

Post 1948

OTHER: Orthopaedic. Now only outpatient services

Other information

In 1905 the National Orthopaedic Hospital in Great Portland Street, London, absorbed the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital for Club-Foot, Spinal and Other Deformities to form the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. In 1907 the City Orthopaedic Hospital was also absorbed. In 1922, the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Country and Convalescent Branch was opened at Brockley Park, Stanmore, Middlesex. In 1984 the London branch moved to Bolsover Street, London (outpatients only).

Records can be found at:


  London Metropolitan Archives

Record type

Date range


1897 - 1990


1897 - 1947


1900 - 1948


1946 - 1947

   Admission & Discharge

1940 - 1990

Finding aids

Finding aids

Brief Guide(BG), Catalogue

Location of finding aids

At Repository(AR), National Register of Archives (NRA)


At Repository: CAT: H8 (UNCAT) Brief Guide: Hospital and Charity Annual Reports.


Annual Reports 1897 - 1947 SC/PPS/093/

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