Derriford Hospital

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Coordinates: 50°24′58″N 4°06′51″W / 50.4162°N 04.1141°W / 50.4162; -04.1141

Derriford Hospital
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Derriford Hospital.jpg
The front entrance to the Hospital
Care system Public NHS
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university Peninsula Medical School
Emergency department Yes Accident & Emergency
Beds 1100
Founded 9 June 1981 (official opening)
Lists Hospitals in England

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust runs Derriford Hospital a large teaching hospital in Plymouth, England. The hospital serves Plymouth and nearby areas of Devon and Cornwall. It also provides tertiary cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery and renal transplant surgery for the whole of the South West Peninsula. It was designated a Regional Trauma Centre in 2013. A helipad capable of night operation is under construction in 2014, to replace the existing [1] daytime-only grass pad. The hospital is used for clinical training of medical students from the Peninsula Medical School which is maintained by the University of Plymouth and the University of Exeter. It is one of five hospitals with an attached MOD hospital unit to cater to service personnel.

Services at Derriford Hospital[edit]

Providers of medical services

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Plymouth Community Healthcare, Community Interest Company (formerly known as Plymouth Primary Care Trust orPlymouth Teaching PCT)Website:[2]

South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

NHS Blood and Transplant [3]

MOD hospital unit

Circle (private medicine)

BMI Healthcare[4](private medicine)

Sentinel Assessment & Treatment Services[5]

Other Services

Vinci Park[6] provide Carparking and Security

Serco[7] provide Hotel Services

Shops on site W.H. Smiths (stationers), Warrens (bakery and coffeeshop), The Body Shop (toiletries), League of Friends Shop(General and Books) situated on level 6 near the front entrance. Lloyds Pharmacy outside near the outpatients entrance on level 6

Bus Stop outside Front entrance on level 6

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