About the RNOH
The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) is among the top three centres in the world for the diagnosis and treatment of many orthopaedic conditions, including spinal cord injuries, bone cancer, scoliosis, and complex hip and knee problems.
The hospital treats NHS and private patients, 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 (PNI).
As a national and international centre of excellence, the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital treats over 150,000 patients annually, from all over the world.
About the RNOH Charity
The RNOH Charity is a vital partner in the way the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) delivers care. Since its inception in 1997, the RNOH Charity has received and administered millions of pounds’ worth of donations, which have funded numerous essential projects around the hospital.
The Charity's main purpose is to raise funds to help the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital provide world-class care for patients with musculoskeletal conditions, and to support the hospital's pioneering work in orthopaedic research and education. It strengthens the vital work of the RNOH on an on-going basis by funding extra services and facilities that are beyond the reach of the hospital’s NHS budget.
The Charity’s main focus over the last three years has been to fund major capital projects which support the redevelopment of the RNOH site in addition to helping the hospital deliver other key services. The Charity’s success is displayed in the new Stanmore Building, the Spinal Cord Injury Centre expansion, the volunteer and buggy service, a medical equipment library and pioneering research projects. These new facilities and services clearly showcase the significant contribution made by the Charity. During this period, the Charity has awarded grants amounting to over £5 million.
David Holmes, RNOH Appeal Ambassador
David Holmes was the Harry Potter Stunt Double, but in January 2009 he was tragically paralysed after he had an accident on set whilst rehearsing a stunt. After his accident David was based at the RNOH, Stanmore, for 6 months, where the staff took great care of him. In April 2013 David became an Appeal Ambassador for the RNOH Charity and enjoys being involved in several events and projects for the RNOH Charity. To find out more about David, click here: https://www.rnohcharity.org/get-involved/our-supporters/post/17-david-holmes-becomes-rnoh-appeal-ambassador