Queen's Medical Centre

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Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Nottingham University Medical School sign.JPG
A welcome sign at the entrance
Queen's Medical Centre is located in Nottinghamshire
Queen's Medical Centre
Shown in Nottinghamshire
Location Derby Road, Nottingham, NG7 2UH, England
Coordinates 52°56′37″N 1°11′09″W / 52.9436°N 1.1857°W / 52.9436; -1.1857Coordinates: 52°56′37″N 1°11′09″W / 52.9436°N 1.1857°W / 52.9436; -1.1857
Care system NHS
Funding Government hospital
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university University of Nottingham
Emergency department Yes
Beds 1300
Founded 1977
Website www.nuh.nhs.uk

The Queen's Medical Centre (popularly known as QMC or Queen's Med) is a teaching hospital situated in Nottingham, England. Until February 2012 it was the largest hospital in the United Kingdom,[1][2] and the largest teaching hospital in Europe.[3]


The Queen's Medical Centre (QMC) was the first purpose built teaching hospital in the UK.[4] It was officially opened by the Queen on 28 July 1977, and admitted its first patient in 1978.

The QMC site also contains the University of Nottingham Medical and Nursing Schools, Mental Health Wards and the privately run Nottingham Treatment Centre.

On 1 April 2006, the QMC merged with Nottingham City Hospital to form Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.


The hospital has more than 1300 beds and employs more than 6000 people.[4] It has a busy accident and emergency unit, and is the primary destination of the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, for 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.

Nottingham Children's Hospital[edit]

Nottingham Children's Hospital is located in East Block of QMC.[5] 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.[6]


The hospital is situated at the junction of the dual-carriageway Nottingham Ring Road (A6514) and the east-west A52 and A6200.

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 mid 2015. 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.

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