Milton Keynes Hospital

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Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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Milton Keynes Hospital entrance
Geography
Location Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Organisation
Care system Public NHS
Hospital type Foundation Trust
Services
Emergency department Yes Accident & Emergency
Beds 500
Links
Website http://www.mkhospital.nhs.uk/
Lists Hospitals in England

Milton Keynes Hospital is a district general hospital serving Milton Keynes, its borough in Buckinghamshire and the surrounding area of south Northamptonshire and north-west Bedfordshire. It is located in the neighbourhood of Eaglestone, and opened in 1984. It is managed by Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. With the projected further growth of Milton Keynes and its population the hospital expects to be expanding its services over the next 20 years.[1] The hospital falls within the area formerly administered by the South Central NHS Strategic Health Authority.[2]

History[edit]

Although Milton Keynes built up rapidly in the 1960s and 1970s, its growing population had to rely on Stoke Mandeville Hospital and Northampton General Hospital. A campaign "Milton Keynes is Dying for a Hospital" was mounted in the 1970s, leading to the construction of a four-ward community hospital that opened in 1979, followed by the construction of the main hospital.[1] The new hospital opened in 1984, with a second phase being erected 1988-1992. Both phases of the hospital were opened by the Duchess of Kent. Further expansions, including a 60-bed treatment centre, followed in the early 21st century.[1]

Services[edit]

The hospital provides all general services, with the exception of interventional cardiology, neurosurgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Dialysis services are provided by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust in the form of a satellite unit.

Mental health services and community health services on the hospital site (at the Campbell Centre and Eaglestone Health Centre) are managed by Milton Keynes Community Health Services, which was acquired by Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust in April 2012.[3]

"Milton Keynes Doctors on Call" (MKDOC) primary care services located on the hospital campus.

In 2007 the hospital announced it had been awarded NHS Foundation Trust status.[4]

The Trust ended the 2012-13 financial year with a £8.8m deficit[5] In December 2013 is was announced that Monitor was reviewing of health services in Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes in an attempt to avert “significant problems ahead” in the local hospitals.[6] A merger with Bedford Hospital has been mentioned as a possible way forward.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Milton Keynes General Hospital. "The story of Milton Keynes Hospital". Retrieved 2006-10-21. 
  2. ^ "NHS Organisations in Your Area". NHS South Central. Archived from the original on 2007-07-28. Retrieved 2007-12-28. 
  3. ^ http://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/news/cnwl-announced-as-preferred-acquirer-of-milton-keynes-community-health-services/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Foundation trust". Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  5. ^ "Milton Keynes ended financial year with £8.8m deficit". Health Service Journal. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Monitor to review services in Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes". Health Service Journal. 2 December 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 

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Coordinates: 52°01′35″N 0°44′11″W / 52.02643°N 0.73630°W / 52.02643; -0.73630