The Hospital Wing[1] is a part of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It was run by Madam Poppy Pomfrey, the school's matron, from at least 1971.

The students and staff who suffer mishaps and injuries during the school year, are sent or brought to the hospital wing for treatment. Poppy would prefer there be six visitors at one time for one person.[2] There is a room adjacent belonging to the matron.[3]

The hospital wing is well equipped to deal with all kinds of magical and mundane injuries, from broken limbs to regrowing lost bones.[4] Only in the most severe cases are the patients sent to St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries for further treatment, such as when Katie Bell touched a cursed Opal Necklace in 1996.[5]


The hospital wing in 1992

Located on the first floor, and later one or two floors up, the hospital wing is where Hogwarts residents go to have their medical needs met. Within the hospital wing are many rows of beds with white sheets, privacy screens, and bedpans, which Ronald Weasley once had to scrub as the result of a detention. The entrance has double doors. Madam Pomfrey’s office is part of the hospital wing complex.

People treated in the Hospital Wing

Injuries treated in the Hospital Wing

Person Injury/mishap cause Treatment outcome Place of injury
Skye Parkin


Three broken ribs and possible other injuries as a result of getting hit by a Bludger. Recovered after having to stay out of the final Quidditch match of the school year.
Unidentified petrified student


Petrified Unknown Clock Tower Courtyard


Unidentified petrified Gryffindor girl Hogwarts grounds (most likely)
Unidentified fourth year Chaser


Fell down three storeys off their broom and broke their nose. Unknown, had to leave the Hospital Wing due to Poppy Pomfrey getting Petrified
Oliver Wood Took "a bludger to the head, two minutes in" to a Quidditch match. Woke up "in hospital a week later." Hogwarts Quidditch Pitch
Neville Longbottom Fell off broomstick, broken wrist.[10] Recovered (Mended "in about a minute").[10] Flying class
Red boils all over his body due to a mess up with his potion to cure boils (melted through his cauldron).[11] Recovered Potions class
Unconscious from injuries sustained from fighting Crabbe and Goyle in a fistfight. Fighting on the audience stand during a Quidditch game alongside Ron after Draco Malfoy made some rude comments.
Broken nose. Kicked in the face by Antonin Dolohov in the Department of Mysteries
Injured while fighting. Battle of the Astronomy Tower
Ron Weasley Poisoned by dragon venom Spent days in the hospital wing while his swollen hand recovered. Bitten by Norbert while in Hagrid's hut
Leg broken by Sirius Black (accidentally). Recovered Beside the Whomping Willow
Harry Potter Attacked by Quirinus Quirrell/Lord Voldemort Regained consciousness three days after incident Final chamber guarding the Philosopher's Stone
Arm broken by bludger, then de-boned by Gilderoy Lockhart (Accidentally) Arm bones regrew over night with Skele-Gro Hogwarts Quidditch pitch
Fell off his broomstick due to Dementors Recovered, kept in the hospital wing all weekend During Gryffindor's Quidditch match against Hufflepuff
Gryffindor 4th year & a Slytherin 6th year Leeks sprouting out of their ears A scuffle in the corridors
Colin Creevey Petrified Revived in May 1993 On the stone steps leading up to the hospital wing.
Justin Finch-Fletchley Corridor outside the Transfiguration classroom
Nearly Headless Nick
Hermione Granger Used Polyjuice potion with cat hair (Accidentally) Recovered in a month Myrtle's Bathroom
Petrified Revived in May 1993 Outside the Library
Penelope Clearwater
Ginny Weasley Ordered bed rest by Dumbledore for her ordeal with Riddle's Diary Recovered Possessed at various moments throughout the school year by the part of Voldemort's soul trapped within Tom Riddle's diary (a Horcrux)
Draco Malfoy Attacked by Buckbeak Outskirts of the Forbidden Forest
Hermione Granger Attacked by Dementors while trying to help Sirius Black By the Lake
Harry Potter
Fred Weasley Sprouted a long white beard while trying to put his name in the Goblet of Fire Entrance Hall
George Weasley
Hermione Granger Her front teeth grew out beyond her collar. Teeth returned to "normal", however her front teeth were rather large before, she intentionally let them shrink smaller than they were before. Hit by a spell meant for Harry, cast by Malfoy outside the Potions classroom
Gregory Goyle Sprouted boils all over his face. Recovered Hit by a spell meant for Malfoy, cast by Harry outside the Potions classroom
Hermione Granger Hands covered in yellow boils Hands bandaged, recovered in less than a day During breakfast in the Great Hall while opening hate mail filled with undiluted bubotuber pus.
Cormac McLaggen Ate a pound of doxy eggs for a bet Recovered Somewhere in Hogwarts
Alastor Moody Malnourished Taken captive by Barty Crouch Jr outside his home, kept locked in his trunk in the Defence Against the Dark Arts office.
Harry Potter Leg injured by an acromantula, battled with Voldemort Kept overnight: Recovered In the Hedge maze, in Little Hangleton Graveyard
Katie Bell Bloody Nose Recovered Accidentally injured by a Quaffle thrown by Ron during Quidditch practice. Made worse by Fred Weasley who unintentionally gave her a Blood Blisterpod to heal her bloody nose.
Alicia Spinnet Eyebrows grew out to cover her face Hit from behind with a jinx cast by Miles Bletchley in a corridor between classes
Marietta Edgecombe Face covered in pimples spelling out "sneak" Still scarred A jinx inflicted upon her by Hermione Granger in Umbridge's office
Graham Montague Wound up in a toilet after trying to apparate out of the vanishing cabinet Recovered Stuffed in The Vanishing Cabinet in the Room of Requirement by the Weasley twins.
Jack Sloper Knocked out, possibly with his own bat During Gryffindor Quidditch practice
C. Warrington Skin complexion altered to resemble cornflakes Jinxed by an unknown student somewhere in Hogwarts
Pansy Parkinson Sprouted antlers
Minerva McGonagall Four Stunning Spells to the chest Transferred to St Mungo's Hogwarts grounds, near Hagrid's hut
Dolores Umbridge Attacked by centaurs Injuries easily fixed, permanently scarred by the event: now afraid of the sound of hoofbeats Forbidden Forest
Hermione Granger Antonin Dolohov's curse Took ten different potions, recovered in a few days Department of Mysteries
Ginny Weasley Broken ankle Recovered Fleeing Death Eaters in the Department of Mysteries
Ron Weasley Attacked by a brain Recovered, still has scars made by the brain's "thought tentacles"
Nymphadora Tonks Fell down stone steps Transferred to St Mungo's Cursed by Bellatrix Lestrange in the Department of Mysteries
Katie Bell Touched cursed Opal Necklace Transferred to St Mungo's Road from Hogsmeade to Hogwarts
Leanne In shock from witnessing Katie touch the cursed necklace Recovered
Ron Weasley Poisoned Slughorn's office
Harry Potter Cracked skull Head bandaged, kept over night: recovered A Bludger hit by Cormac McLaggen on the Hogwarts Quidditch pitch
Draco Malfoy Cursed by Sectumsempra Recovered Attacked by Harry Potter in the 6th floor boy's bathroom
Bill Weasley Attacked by Fenrir Greyback, while in human form Recovered except for permanent, hideous scarring to his face and a preference for very rare meat Battle at the Astronomy Tower
Filius Flitwick Stunned Recovered By Snape in his office
Eloise Midgen Cursed nose off while trying to remove acne Nose regrown Somewhere in Hogwarts

Behind the scenes


Notes and references

  2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 17 (The Man with Two Faces)
  3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)
  4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 10 (The Rogue Bludger)
  5. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 12 (Silver and Opals)
  6. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 2, Quidditch Season 1, Chapter 11 (Rath and Rumors)
  7. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 7 (Niffler Hunting)
  8. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 2 (Curses and Prophecies)
  9. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 14 (A New Friend of a Friend)
  10. 10.0 10.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 9 (The Midnight Duel)
  11. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 8 (The Potions Master)

First-floor of Hogwarts Castle
First-floor girls' toilets · Moaning Myrtle's bathroom
Class 1 · Classroom 1A · Classroom 1C · Classroom 1D · Classroom 1E · Classroom 4F · Classroom used for storage · Classroom with maps of Great Britain and Ireland · Muggle Studies Classroom
First-floor corridor · Library corridor · Passage of the Fouls · Tapestry Corridor
Halls and rooms
Detention Chamber · East Wing · Hospital wing · Library · Rear Hall · Severus Snape's storeroom
Minerva McGonagall's office · Poppy Pomfrey's office
Other locations
Stone Bridge
Portraits, statues and other artwork
Bearded man · Elizabeth Burke · Count · Fat Friar · Female nurse · Male nurse · Beaumont Marjoribanks · Hengist Rawkes · Scholar · Google Stump
Staircase to the second-floor corridor · Staircase to the Serpentine Corridor · Staircase to the library corridor
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