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The Royal Hope Hospital was a hospital situated in the middle of London. As a medical student, Martha Jones was working there when she first met the Tenth Doctor. It was capable of holding at least a thousand patients.

The hospital was transported to the Moon (TV: Smith and Jones) on 4 June 2008, though the bizarre claims of witnesses were widely reported to be collective hallucinations stemming from a freak weather event. (PROSE: The Secret Lives of Monsters)


In 2005, Torchwood One detected a time explosion at the hospital. Kenny led a team there to investigate, although friction was caused due to Sameer's presence on the team. They had to avoid General Asquith, who was quick to assume terrorism and discovered a matter transmission device that they took to Torchwood Tower. (AUDIO: New Girl)

The hospital housed a power generator in the basement. Medical students and porters frequently played cards against one another in a tiny basement side room. (PROSE: The Pirate Loop)

In 2008, the Tenth Doctor, masquerading as a patient, checked himself in Royal Hope to investigate a fugitive Plasmavore. The Judoon then "stole" the hospital and transported it to the Moon using a H₂O scoop. The Doctor and Martha teamed up for the first time to save the patients and medical staff before the Judoon had returned the hospital back to Earth. (TV: Smith and Jones)

Following investigations into the incident by the Home Office and the Ministry of Health, it was concluded that the majority of reports, including the most bizarre stemmed from witnesses suffering a collective hallucination caused by oxygen starvation. According to a report made public by the Secretary of State, the depletion in oxygen levels was caused by a freak weather event. The majority of newspapers reported on the rain going backwards, but ignored the bizarre claims of hospital staff. (PROSE: The Secret Lives of Monsters)

"Harold Saxon" would exploit this event to prove to the British public that aliens represented a threat to Earth. (TV: Smith and Jones)

Donna's World[]

In a parallel world in which the Tenth Doctor died, Sarah Jane Smith, Luke Smith, Maria Jackson and Clyde Langer conducted the investigation in place of the Doctor. With the hospital taken to the Moon, everyone in the building died of oxygen starvation, save a medical student named Oliver Morgenstern. Martha had given up her own life to save him. (TV: Turn Left)


Staff at the hospital included B. Stoker, Martha Jones, Oliver Morgenstern, Julia Swales, Jan, Wendy, Dr Beckett, Dr Jackson, Dr Sarn, (TV: Smith and Jones) Rachel. (PROSE: Made of Steel) and Hazel Magee. (PROSE: The Secret Lives of Monsters)


Patients admitted included average humans of Earth, as well as aliens such as Florence Finnegan and "John Smith". (TV: Smith and Jones)

Behind the scenes[]

  • In the first episode of Law & Order: UK, starring Freema Agyeman, who played Martha Jones in Doctor Who and Torchwood, and adapted by Doctor Who and Torchwood writer Chris Chibnall, the case starts at a Royal Hope Hospital at Kings Cross.