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Mount Vernon Hospital is located in Northwood. It is one of two hospitals run by The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Mount Vernon Hospital
The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Main Entrance to Mount Vernon Hospital - - 1521949.jpg
The main entrance to Mount Vernon Hospital
Mount Vernon Hospital is located in London Borough of Hillingdon
Mount Vernon Hospital
Shown in Hillingdon
LocationNorthwood, London, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates51°37′00″N 0°26′41″W / 51.6168°N 0.4447°W / 51.6168; -0.4447Coordinates: 51°37′00″N 0°26′41″W / 51.6168°N 0.4447°W / 51.6168; -0.4447
Care systemNHS England
Hospital typeSpecialist
Affiliated universityImperial College London
Emergency departmentNo A&E but does have a minor injuries unit
SpecialityOncology and Burns
Founded1860, current site 1904
Website The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
ListsHospitals in England



The former hospital in Hampstead

The hospital was founded as The North London Hospital for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest in a mansion in Hampstead High Street in 1860.[1] A central London out-patients department opened in the Tottenham Court Road in 1861.[1] In October 1880 Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn laid the foundation stone for a purpose-built hospital at Mount Vernon in Hampstead. The hospital, which was built in the French Renaissance style, was completed in 1881.[2] Meanwhile the Central London out-patients department moved from Tottenham Court Road to Fitzroy Square in 1891.[2]

In 1901 it was decided to build a more-modern facility on part of the Northwood Park Estate in Northwood, London.[3] The foundation stone was laid by Princess Helena the following year.[3] The hospital, which was designed by Frederick Wheeler, was arranged as a sanatorium with the wards following a semi-circle shape either side of a central staircase.[4] The new Mount Vernon Hospital opened in September 1904[3] and the old Hampstead building was then acquired and occupied by the Medical Research Council's National Institute for Medical Research.[5]

During the First World War, soldiers were treated at the Mount Vernon Hospital and, in 1932, the Central London out-patients department moved to Riding House Street.[3] At the outbreak of the Second World War Mount Vernon became a general hospital dealing with, inter alia, war casualties.[4] In 1947 the central London out patients department moved to Portland Place and, in 1948, the hospital joined the National Health Service.[3]

The Cancer Centre at Mount Vernon, opened in 2009

In 1957, the Gray Laboratory was established and, in 1967, the Marie Curie Hospital, which had been providing cancer treatment from premises in Fitzjohn's Avenue, also moved to Mount Vernon site.[3] The Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, which provides specialist imaging facilities using high quality equipment, opened in 1985 and was officially opened by the Duchess of Kent on 20 March 1986.[6] The old hospital chapel which includes art nouveau designs, was converted into a library for the Gray Cancer Institute in 1988.[4] The Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre for cancer support and information was opened in 1993 by The Prince of Wales.[7]

In 2009 a new treatment centre opened, providing surgery facilities in four new operating theatres. There is also a new outpatients department located in the treatment centre.[8]


The nearest tube station to the hospital is at Northwood, which is served by the Metropolitan line. Five buses serve Mount Vernon Hospital, three of which are London bus routes. These routes are:[9]

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  1. ^ a b "North London Hospital for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest". Lost Hospitals of London. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Mount Vernon Hospital for Tuberculosis and Diseases of the Lungs". Lost Hospitals of London. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Mount Vernon Hospital". Lost Hospitals of London. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  4. ^ a b c Bowlt 2007, p.72
  5. ^ 'Hampstead: Public Services', A History of the County of Middlesex. Volume 9: Hampstead, Paddington. British History Online. 1989. pp. 138–45. Retrieved 2007-05-14.
  6. ^ "The Organisation". Paul Strickland Scanner Centre. 2006. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  7. ^ "LJMC". Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre. 2008. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  8. ^ Mitchell, Charlene (9 February 2009). "New Treatment Centre opens at Mount Vernon Hospital". Uxbridge Gazette. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  9. ^ "Getting here: Mount Vernon Hospital". The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 27 June 2018.


  • Bowlt, Eileen. M. (2007) Around Ruislip, Eastcote, Northwood, Ickenham & Harefield. Stroud: Sutton Publishing ISBN 978-0-7509-4796-1

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