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Charing Cross

Charing Cross Hospital is a general, acute hospital in London established in 1823. It is located several miles to the west of the city centre in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. It is part of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and is one of the Imperial College School of Medicine’s teaching hospitals. It is a tertiary referral centre for neurosurgery, and is a national centre of excellence for gestational trophoblastic disease. It currently houses the serious injuries centre for West London.[1].

The hospital is host to the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology and the West London Neuroscience centre. Additionally, there is a recently added day surgery unit, the Riverside Wing. The West London Mental Health NHS Trust also has buildings on site.[2] The hospital hosts the largest and oldest gender identity clinic in the country, with 150 operations performed annually.[3]

Common myths

It is worth pointing out that a number of myths have grown up surrounding the Charring Cross GIC in London. A number of these myths may have once been based on practices that are now outdated and acknowledged so. A recent piece has appeared online aiming to ‘mythbust’ some of these commonly banded around beliefs, and this can be found on this website.

See Also

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