Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust serves a population of 258,000 & provides healthcare services to the communities of Harlow and the surrounding areas. It runs Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, Essex, England. It is a 501 bedded District General Hospital providing a comprehensive range of acute and specialist services to a local population of 258,000 people. It has a hospital radio station, Harlow Hospital Radio.
In addition to Princess Alexandra Hospital, the trust provides services from St. Margaret's Hospital, Saffron Walden Community Hospital, Herts & Essex Hospital, Bishops Stortford, Tower Centre Clinic, Hoddesdon, Ongar War Memorial Hospital, Sydenham House (Brian Roycroft Unit & Marjory Warren Unit).
The Trust predicts a deficit of £16.6m in 2013-14. It abandoned plans to become a Foundation Trust in April 2015 and plans to become an integrated care organisation, investigating both “horizontal” and “vertical” integration with other health bodies.
- Emergency Department (A&E) : 24hr Emergency Care
- Eye Casualty
- Audiology (Hearing Tests for adults,children and babies)
- Cancer Services
- Library Services
- Specialist Services
- Pharmacy Dispensing Service for hospital outpatients
- Blood Testing
- Fracture Clinic
- Radiology (X-Ray)
- Elective Surgery
|Alexandra Day Unit||Day Surgery & Endoscopy Procedures|
|Cardiac Angiography Suite||Diagnostic cardiac angiograms and permanent pacemaker for both inpatients and outpatients|
|Chamberlain Antenatal Ward||Antenatal Ward. Caring for women during their pregnancies.|
|Coronary Care Unit/Fleming Ward||High Dependency Care for acutely ill patients with heart conditions in CCU with a ward environment for the less acutely ill cardiac patients.|
|Dolphin Ward||General Paediatric|
|Early Pregnancy Unit||Early Pregnancy|
|Emergency Assessment Unit||Mixed|
|Eye Unit||Ophthalmology and ENT Out patients|
|Harold Ward||Specialist Neck of Femur ward incorporating Medicine for the Elderly|
|Harvey Ward||Gastro-enterology ward, and medicine.|
|Henry Moore Ward||Full range of elderly care services including peri-operative, medical and some limited rehabilitation.|
|ICU/HDU||Intensive Care Unit & High Dependency Unit|
|In Patient Theatres||Operating Theatres|
|Kingsmoor Ward||Elective Surgery|
|Lister Ward||Acute Medical|
|Locke Ward||Medical specialising in Haemotology and Respiratory Care.|
|Neonatal Unit||Neonatal Intensive Care|
|Penn Ward||Emergency Services|
|Pre Assessment Unit||Pre assessment (nurse led)|
|Same Day Admissions||Waiting area prior to elective surgery|
|Samson Ward||Postnatal Ward.|
|Shannon House||Contained Psychiatric Ward|
|Saunders Ward||Surgical Ward|
|Tye Green Ward||Orthopaedic Elective|
|Winter Ward||Seasonal pressure, Endocrinology and general medicine|
|Arkwright Ward||The former name for ITU|
|Avon Ward||Psychiatric Ward now closed. Was part of the Derwent Centre.|
|Bevan Ward||Was elderly inpatient ward. Now houses oral, maxillofacial surgery & orthodontics.|
|Cam Ward||Psychiatric Ward now closed. Was part of the Derwent Centre.|
|Cavell Ward||Harold Ward moved to this ward and renamed to Dolphin Ward.|
|Charnley Ward||Closed Alexandra Day Unit taking over day cases and seasonal pressures being directed to winter ward.|
|Fraser Ward||Former name for the High Dependency Unit (HDU)|
|Gibberd Ward||Moved to main hospital building and became Stroke Unit (The part of Gibberd ward that was for care of the elderly was closed, care of the elderly is now part of Ray ward)|
|Hunt & Charnley Wards||Now known as Henry Moore and Harold Ward. Previously known for a short time as the Orthopeadic Unit. Charnley is now on the 4th floor|
|John Snow/ Nicholas Ward||Former Infection Control. Charnley ward now in its place.|
|Lea Ward||Psychiatric Ward now closed. Was part of the Derwent Centre.|
|Nightingale Ward||Now known as the Stroke Unit|
The Princess Alexandra Hospital houses a pharmacy service for inpatients and oupatients of the hospital but also to external sites including, Herts & Essex Hospital in Bishops Stortford, St Margarets Hospital in Epping, Ongar War Memorial Hospital, Saffron Walden Community Hospital and Sydenham House in Harlow amongst other small clinics and surgeries.
The pharmacy comprises a Dispensary, Technical Services Unit and a Medicines Information Service for staff, inpatients, outpatients and the general public.
The Dispensary houses an automated dispensing system known as 'the robot', which has assisted in the efficient running of the department which has enabled the department to offer a ward-based pharmacy service.
- "More than a third of trusts predict year-end deficit". Local Government Chronicle. 13 March 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
- "District general hospital gives up standalone FT bid". Health Service Journal. 9 April 2015. Retrieved 19 April 2015.