Published on: 20th November 2020

The UK’s largest orthopaedic hospital, the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust, has been ranked number 9 in a global ranking of orthopaedic centres by Newsweek magazine. The RNOH was ranked number 1 in the UK and also made the top 50 in the overall global ranking of hospitals.

This global top-ten ranking highlights the crucial work the RNOH does in treating and supporting patients with some of the most complex and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, as well as vital research and development into future treatments and assistive technologies. It’s also a recognition of the hard work you all do every day to help our patients. 

Prof Paul Fish, interim Chief Executive of the RNOH, said:  “I am delighted to see that the RNOH has been recognised in the Newsweek report as a world leading hospital. Not only have we been recognised in the top 10 for orthopaedic care, but we have also been recognised as being in the top 50 hospitals in the world.

“We each know the fantastic care and innovation that takes place here. This recognition, along with other metrics such as 3rd best staff and patient experience in London and a Care Quality Commission good rating, is a recognition of our staff and the contribution they make.

“In different times we would come together to celebrate these achievements and we cannot do that at the moment. So I send my thanks and the thanks of the trust board for everything out staff do to make us one of the best hospitals in the world.”

Dr Lila Dinner, Chief Medical Officer, said: “It is wonderful to see that the RNOH has been recognised as one of the top 10 hospitals in the world for orthopaedic care and the top ranked within the UK. I am enormously proud of every single member of staff across the Trust who collectively contribute to making the care we deliver amongst the best in the world. I would like to add my thanks to everyone for all the care, compassion and skill that is demonstrated every day.”

As part of their yearly list of the world’s best hospitals, the Newsweek 2021 World’s Best Specialized Hospital project is based on a global survey among tens of thousands of medical professionals (doctors, health care professionals and hospital managers).

The peer recommendations were collected in two surveys among tens of thousands of doctors, health care professionals and hospitals managers in over 20 countries. In total over 40,000 medical experts were invited to participate in the online survey.

The ranking of the world’s best orthopaedic hospitals follows Newsweek’s ranking of other specialist centres in cardiology, oncology, endocrinology, neurology, and gastroenterology.