Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Gloucestershire Royal Hospital with A&E to the left
Geography
Location Gloucester, United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°51′55″N 2°13′50″W / 51.86528°N 2.23056°W / 51.86528; -2.23056Coordinates: 51°51′55″N 2°13′50″W / 51.86528°N 2.23056°W / 51.86528; -2.23056
Organisation
Care system Public NHS
Hospital type General
Services
Emergency department Yes, 24 hour
Links
Website http://www.nhs.uk/Services/hospitals/Overview/DefaultView.aspx?id=974
Lists Hospitals in the United Kingdom

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust runs Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, an NHS district general hospital in Great Western Road, Gloucester, England. Gloucestershire Royal Hospital has more than 600 beds and 14 operating theatres. It serves western and southern Gloucestershire and parts of Herefordshire. It also runs Cheltenham General Hospital.

History[edit]

A hospital first appeared on the site during the 1914-1918 war and development accelerated in the 1960s.

In 1912 a 149-bed infirmary was started on Great Western Road. Patients were transferred to the new building in 1914. The British Red Cross Society took over the west block for nursing war wounded in 1914 and the east block in 1915. The buildings were completed after the war. In 1930 the infirmary was transferred to the corporation and became known as Gloucester City General Hospital.[1] On the introduction of the National Health Service it was amalgamated with the Gloucestershire Royal Infirmary, which stood in Southgate Street until its demolition in the 1980s to make way for a new building for the Bank of England.

Present day[edit]

The majority of the wards are accommodated in a ten-storey tower which was started in 1970 and opened in August 1975. Each floor contains two 30-bed wards. A £50 million extension opened in 2005.

It also has green floors throughout the new extension which references the rolling countryside of the Cotswolds.

On 29 December 2010 the Queen's first great-grandchild was born at the hospital, a baby girl weighing 8 lbs 8oz named Savannah Phillips.[2] On 17 January 2014, The Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall gave birth to a baby girl weighing 7 lbs 12oz (3.5 kg).[3][4]

The Trust was highlighted by NHS England as having 3 of the 148 reported never events in the period from April to September 2013.[5]

In 2009/10 private patients from the UK and from overseas paid the trust £4.4 million, but that had dropped to £3.2 million by 2013/14.[6]

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