Cheltenham General Hospital
|Cheltenham General Hospital|
|Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust|
View of the hospital across the college cricket ground
|Location||Cheltenham, United Kingdom|
|Care system||Public NHS|
|Emergency department||Yes, 24 hour|
|Lists||Hospitals in the United Kingdom|
The Cheltenham Provident Dispensary was founded in 1813, and in 1839 was moved to Seward House and was renamed Cheltenham General Hospital. The original building of the General Hospital in Sandford Road was built in 1848-49 to the design of D. J. Humphries and since then it served as the main Cheltenham hospital. It took over the operation of the Cheltenham Ophthalmic Hospital c.1882, and was brought under the control of the National Health Service in 1948.
Previous names of the institution are:
- Cheltenham Provident Dispensary (1813 - 1839)
- Cheltenham General Hospital and Dispensary (by 1902)
- Cheltenham General and Eye Hospitals (by 1929)
- Cheltenham General, Eye and Children's Hospital (c.1948 - 1963)
- The popular entertainer, Eric Morecambe, died at the hospital in 1984
Cheltenham General Hospital provides general hospital services as well as some specialist services. There are 16 wards and a number of other specialist departments. It has a 24 hour emergency department. The specialist Oncology Centre is a centre of excellence and the hub of the Three Counties Cancer Network.
Additional specialisms include Ophthalmology, with an award winning cataract team and a Diabetic Eye Screening Unit, the first of its kind in the country.