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
Geography
Location Derriford, Plymouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Organisation
Care system Public NHS
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university Peninsula Medical School
Services
Emergency department Yes Accident & Emergency
Beds 1100
History
Founded 9 June 1981 (official opening)
Links
Website http://www.plymouthhospitals.nhs.uk
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Derriford Hospital is 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. 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.

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