Warwick Hospital

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Warwick Hospital
South Warwickshire General Hospitals NHS Trust
Warwick hospital lakin rd 4u07.JPG
The main entrance on Lakin Road, Warwick.
Geography
Location Lakin Road,
Warwick,,
Warwickshire,
England, United Kingdom
Coordinates 52°17′25″N 1°35′01″W / 52.2903°N 1.5836°W / 52.2903; -1.5836Coordinates: 52°17′25″N 1°35′01″W / 52.2903°N 1.5836°W / 52.2903; -1.5836
Organisation
Care system Public NHS
Hospital type General
Affiliated university University of Warwick
Services
Emergency department Yes Accident & Emergency
Beds 350
History
Founded 1848
Links
Website http://www.warwickhospital.nhs.uk/
Lists Hospitals in the United Kingdom

Warwick Hospital on Lakin Road in the northwest of Warwick, Warwickshire, England is run by South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust.[1]

History[edit]

The modern history of the hospital is linked closely with that of the town's poorhouse, as was that of many European hospitals. The first hospital on the Union Road (now Lakin Road) site was built in 1848 next to the poorhouse. It was extended in 1857 and 1876 with a chapel and mortuary following in 1883. In 1903 a new hospital was built and in 1930 the poorhouse became part of the hospital too. Parts of the current hospital date from 1903. The most recent major redevelopments include a re-vamp of the accident and emergency department in 2001, a new outpatients department in 2005 and a birthing pool in 2007.

The hospital now has a dedicated cancer unit that caters for the local population. Chemotherapy is carried out in the Aylesford Unit on-site, enabling patients to have treatment closer to home rather than travelling to University Hospital in Coventry.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "How to get there". NHS: South Warwickshire General Hospitals NHS Trust. Retrieved 20 April 2008. 

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