How many patients walk through this building a year?

186,000 patients are treated at The National Hospital every year.

But we keep expanding so that we can treat even more. We raised over £3m to establish the first brain tumour unit in the UK, increasing the ability to run clinical trials and creating the first dedicated ward, the Molly Lane Fox Unit. Opened back in 2011, the unit would treat 750 patients every year. But thanks to further funding this was recently doubled in size to cope with increased demand.


The Molly Lane Fox Unit is a beacon for specialist care aimed at increasing survival rates and improving quality of life for adults with brain tumours, and a hub for patients to take part in the latest clinical trials to find treatments for brain cancer.

The National Hospital is renowned as a centre of neurosurgical excellence. It provides a local, national and international service for specialised neurosurgical problems such as epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, movement disorders and pituitary tumours. We raise funds to help provide state-of-the-art equipment and facilities for the largest neurosurgery unit in the UK.

Current initiatives in this funding area:

As part of a major £23m upgrade of the existing theatres at The National Hospital, we raised £4m to fund the creation of a new Complex Spinal Theatre, along with a new ward, and offices and education spaces for neurosurgeons.

Help us raise vital funds for Queen Square projects

Please help us achieve our vision to help create better outcomes for everyone with a neurological disorder by making a donation to help raise vital funds.

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020 3448 4724


The National Brain Appeal
3rd Floor
Ormond House
26/27 Boswell Street
London WC1N 3JZ

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