New Cross Hospital

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New Cross Hospital
The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust
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Geography
Location Heath Town, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
Organisation
Care system Public NHS
Affiliated university University of Birmingham
History
Founded 1994
Links
Website Homepage
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New Cross Hospital, run by the Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust is a hospital in the Heath Town district of Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England. It is located to the east of the city centre in Wednesfield.[1]

History[edit]

Heart and Lung Centre

New Cross Hospital was originally built circa 1900 as a workhouse.[2] The first phase of the modern hospital,[3] built by Alfred McAlpine, was completed in 1970.[4]

The hospital provides 700 beds, (including 27 intensive care and 14 neonatal intensive care). Employing almost 5000 staff it is the largest teaching hospital in the Black Country.

In 2004 the £57m Heart and Lung Centre opened on the site, the United Kingdom's first purpose built specialist heart centre.[5]

During 2007/08 New Cross Hospital treated over 180,000 patients across the West Midlands.

In 2015 the hospital hit controversy when it made a sling from a pillowcase and plastic bag rather than use a proper medical sling.[6]

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Gray, Tony (1987). The Road to Success: Alfred McAlpine 1935 - 1985. Rainbird Publishing. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°35′56″N 2°05′42″W / 52.5988°N 2.0949°W / 52.5988; -2.0949