Queen Square Centre Included In Best Specialised Hospitals List

May 18, 2022

The world’s best specialised hospitals for 2022 have been ranked by Newsweek, in partnership with global research firm Statista – and the Queen Square Gamma Knife centre has been named as the third best for specialist treatment (neurology) in the world.

The best facilities across six specialities were reviewed in 2021 – cardiology, neurology, oncology, endocrinology, gastroenterology and orthopaedics.

But for 2022, the list was expanded to ten specialities, with the ranking now featuring the top 250 hospitals in oncology and cardiology, the top 150 for cardiac surgery and paediatrics, and the top 125 in neurology, neurosurgery, gastroenterology, orthopaedics and pulmonology.

The list itself is based on a global survey of medical professionals, with scores based on primary and secondary recommendations. More than 40,000 medical experts were invited to take the online survey in over 20 countries, asked to recommend and rank hospitals based on expertise in one primary medical field.

The Queen Square Radiosurgery Centre is a leading internationally recognised clinical centre of excellence. It was established in 2021 and went on to join the Amethyst Group in 2020.

It can be found within the University College London Hospitals’ National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queen Square in London. It is, in fact, the oldest neurosciences hospital in the world.

Clinical director Neil Kitchen commented on the news, saying: “The Queen Square Gamma Knife centre has been at the cutting edge of neurosurgery treatment for the past ten years.”

Together with the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, the Queen Square site forms a major centre of excellence for teaching, training and research in neuroscience. In all, four of the world’s top 12 most cited authors in neurosciences and behaviour are now based at Queen’s Square.