Broadgreen Hospital

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Broadgreen Hospital
Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust
New Entrance, Broadgreen Hospital - geograph.org.uk - 338810.jpg
Shared Broadgreen Hospital and LHCH Main Entrance
Geography
Location Thomas Drive, Broadgreen, Liverpool, Merseyside, L14 3LB.
Organisation
Care system Public NHS
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university

University of Liverpool,

Liverpool John Moores University
Services
Emergency department No
Beds 180[1]
Speciality Diagnostic Treatment Centre, Urology, Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation.
Links
Website http://www.rlbuht.nhs.uk

Broadgreen Hospital is a teaching hospital located in the suburb of Broadgreen; in the city of Liverpool, England. Alongside the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and Liverpool University Dental Hospital in the city centre; the hospital belongs to and operates on behalf of the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The hospital shares its buildings with and adjoins other NHS hospital trusts on the same site. Although the services each NHS Trust provides are distinct from one another, they are often collectively referred to as Broadgreen.

Original Entrance, Broadgreen Hospital
Alexandra Wing, Broadgreen Hospital

Broadgreen Hospital also contains Liverpool's only broadcasting hospital radio service. Radio Broadgreen broadcasts live from within the hospital and broadcasts 50 hours of live programming a week through its dedicated team of volunteers.

History[edit]

Broadgreen was first established as an epileptic home and later as a sanatorium for the treatment of tuberculosis in the early 20th century, when it was then known as Highfield Infirmary. Following the bombing of city centre hospitals during World War II, and the introduction of the National Health Service in 1948; Broadgreen was expanded into a significant district general hospital. Following a review of local health care provisions within the city in 1989, and the ongoing reforms of the NHS; the conservative government of the time opted to close the hospital's accident and emergency department and centralise the service elsewhere.[2][3] Despite much local opposition to the move, some of which continues to the present day;[4] acute services at Broadgreen were significantly downsized as a result. In April 1995, Broadgreen Hospital NHS Trust merged with Royal Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Trust to become Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust and all emergency and complex medical and surgical services, including A&E and ICU; were later transferred to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Instead, Broadgreen Hospital now acts as the main centre within the city of Liverpool for all elective general, urological and orthopaedic surgery, diagnosis and treatment. It also specialises in rehabilitation of the Elderly and in January 1996 a new eighty-bedded facility was opened on the site.

Notable patients[edit]

Bill Shankly, the former Liverpool Football Club manager, died at the hospital in September 1981 after suffering a heart attack.

Facilities[edit]

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Coordinates: 53°24′39″N 2°53′55″W / 53.410804°N 2.898674°W / 53.410804; -2.898674