Queen's Medical Centre
|Queen's Medical Centre|
|Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust|
A welcome sign at the entrance
|Location||Derby Road, Nottingham, NG7 2UH, England|
|Affiliated university||University of Nottingham|
The Queen's Medical Centre (popularly known as QMC or Queen's Med) situated in Nottingham, England, was until February 2012 the largest hospital in the United Kingdom, and the largest teaching hospital in Europe.
It was officially opened by the Queen on 28 July 1977, and admitted its first patient in 1978. It currently has more than 1300 beds and employs more than 6000 people.
University of Nottingham
QMC was the first purpose built teaching hospital in the UK, and also contains University of Nottingham Medical and Nursing Schools, Mental Health Wards and the privately run (by Nations/Circle) Nottingham Treatment Centre.
Its present chief executive is Dr Peter Homa and the Medical Director is Dr Stephen Fowlie. Some 6,000 NHS staff are employed at the hospital. The hospital hosts an annual pantomime with staff and students in the medical school and is one of the best in Nottingham. The hospital is conveniently situated at the junction of the dual-carriageway Nottingham Ring Road (A6514) and the east-west A52 and A6200. It is easiest to get to from the south of Nottingham (A453, A606, A52 and A46).
The hospital is powered by a combined heat and power unit comprising a natural gas powered 4.9MWe European Gas Turbines Alstom Typhoon gas turbine The unit is also used for cooling via an absorption chiller, and used for equipment sterilisation, producing 12 tonnes of steam per hour. It was installed in 1998 by Yorkshire Cogen Ltd (was part of Yorkshire Electricity and bought by Powergen in 1999, which became E.ON in 2004) and is run by E.ON UK CHP Ltd. In March 2010, the unit broke down and remained out of action for many months.
In January 2006 it followed other UK hospitals in implementing a site-wide smoking ban.
Being the largest hospital in the East Midlands, it has a busy accident and emergency unit, and is the primary destination of the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, for more seriously injured patients. Being part of the University of Nottingham, it can call on the choice of highly qualified doctors in their respective fields. It is the East Midlands main hospital for acute cases.
There is a free Medilink bus service, which connects Queen's Drive (Park and Ride) with Queen's Medical Centre, Wilkinson Street (for park and ride and the tram) and Nottingham City Hospital. Multiple bus services stop near to QMC.
The Nottingham Express Transit tram will serve QMC from late 2014. The QMC stop is on a viaduct that runs past the treatment centre. QMC will be on the Chilwell via Beeston line (Line 1). The tram will connect QMC with Beeston, Nottingham railway station, Nottingham City Centre, Basford, Bulwell and Hucknall. Passengers will also be able to change to Line 2 of the tram, which connects Phoenix Park (M1 Junction 26) with Clifton.
Nottingham Children's Hospital
Nottingham Children's Hospital is located in East Block of QMC. The hospital cares for about 40,000 children up to 18 years old each year. It has 116 beds. It became operational on 11 November 1978.
- University of Nottingham
- University of Nottingham Medical School
- Nottingham General Hospital
- Nottingham City Hospital
- E.ON, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals Trust, retrieved 6-12-2009
- Greater Nottingham Partnership, Nottingham, The Science City, Prospectus for action, retrieved 6-12-2009
- Alstom Typhoon gas turbine
- Turbine breaks down in 2010
- Nottingham Children's Hospital – Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
- Children's Hospital history
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- Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
- Map of the hospital
- School of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Nottingham
- Its power station owned by E.ON
- Aerial photo of Queen's Medical Centre. Other map and aerial photo sources.
- Nottingham Hospitals Radio