|Southampton City Primary Care Trust|
|Location||West End, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom|
|Care system||Public NHS|
|Emergency department||No Accident & Emergency|
|Lists||Hospitals in England|
Moorgreen Hospital is a community hospital in West End, near Southampton. Although within the geographical boundaries of Hampshire Primary Care Trust, the services and administration are primarily delivered by Southampton City Primary Care Trust.
The hospital was built in 1848 at a cost of £7000 as the South Stoneham Union Workhouse to the designs of Charles Henman, implemented by William Hinves. The name was subsequently changed to West End Institution. At one time the workhouse employed 300 paupers to work on 20 acres (81,000 m2) of cultivated land.
In 1920, the South Stoneham Union was renamed Eastleigh. In the 1930s, the workhouse became a Public Assistance Institution known as the West End Institution, and was renamed Moorgreen Hospital when the Ministry of Health took over the site as part of the formation of the NHS in 1948.
In 1977, the UK's second NHS palliative care hospice opened on the site, named Countess Mountbatten House. The hospice was a joint project between the Wessex Regional Health Authority and Macmillan Cancer Relief. Before 1977, all hospital palliative care was provided in acute or community hospitals, and only 20% of patients died at home.
At the time, Countess Mountbatten House was the first to offer an integrated service of beds, community care and support for hospital staff, including education of non-specialist staff and volunteers.
The two buildings on either side of the main Hospital were originally homes for the people who worked on the adjoining land - one was for women and the other for the men.
Southampton City Primary Care Trust run the Tom Rudd Unit at Moorgreen. This is an intermediate care unit consisting of three wards and provides 52 rehabilitation and 26 nurse-led beds. Patients are referred to the unit either on discharge from acute hospitals (usually Southampton General Hospital) or through the community-based care teams, such as the Rapid Response unit.
Hampshire Partnership Trust provided a consultant-led Older People's Mental Health service which consisted of four wards:
- Willow Ward provided assessment, treatment and respite care for people with Dementia and closed in 2011
- Linden Ward provided assessment and treatment for older people with functional mental health needs and closed in 2011
- Allington House West Ward closed in 2005 and provided nursing care for people awaiting discharge from hospital
- Allington House East Ward closed in 2008 and moved to Berrywood Ward at The Western Community Hospital in Southampton. It provides nursing care for older people who exhibit behavior that challenges.
The Trust still runs Memory Clinic, Occupational Medicine, Palliative Medicine and general Psychiatry services from Moorgreen.
Palliative care (Countess Mountbatten House)
Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust provide palliative care for patients with advancing cancer in Countess Mountbatten House, which is on the Moorgreen site. The hospice has 25 beds and a day care centre with physiotherapy facilities, as well as a palliative care research unit.
- Preston, Richard. "William Hinves and Alfred Bedborough: architects in nineteenth-century Southampton" (PDF). Southampton Local History Forum Journal. Southampton City Council. pp. 15–16. Retrieved 22 March 2012.