Newham University Hospital

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Newham University Hospital
Barts Health NHS Trust
Geography
Location Plaistow, London Borough of Newham, England, United Kingdom
Organisation
Care system Public NHS
Hospital type District General
Affiliated university Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Services
Emergency department Yes Accident & Emergency
Beds 394
History
Founded 1983 (replaced Queen Mary's Hospital for the East End and East Ham Memorial Hospital)
Links
Website http://www.newhamuniversityhospital.nhs.uk/
Lists Hospitals in England

Newham University Hospital is situated in Plaistow, Newham, east London, England. When it opened in 1983 it provided centralized services for the population of Newham, replacing Queen Mary's Hospital for the East End in Stratford and East Ham Memorial Hospital, both of which closed. Phase 2 of its 'nucleus' development introduced a maternity unit in 1985, replacing the services previously provided by Forest Gate Hospital.

The hospital provides Accident and Emergency facilities, alongside an Urgent Care Centre, which replaced the former NHS Walk-In Centre. Also at the hospital are an onsite elective surgical facility, the Gateway Surgical Centre, a sports injury clinic and in- and out-patient care. It is one of a small number of Accident and Emergency departments to benefit from Pearson Lloyd’s redesign - ‘A Better A&E’ - which reduced aggression against hospital staff by 50 per cent. A system of environmental signage provides location-specific information for patients. Screens provide live information about how many cases are being handled and the current status of the A&E department.[1]

On 1 April 2012, Newham University Hospital NHS Trust, which managed Newham University Hospital, merged with Barts and The London and Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trusts to form Barts Health NHS Trust.

The hospital also featured in Benjamin Zephaniah's book Face.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A&E department redesign ‘cuts aggression by half’". Design Week. 28 November 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 

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Coordinates: 51°31′23″N 0°02′10″E / 51.523°N 0.036°E / 51.523; 0.036