Wycombe General Hospital

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Wycombe General Hospital
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Geography
Location High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Organisation
Care system Public NHS
Hospital type District General
Services
Emergency department No Accident & Emergency
Links
Website http://www.buckshealthcare.nhs.uk/ Trust
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Wycombe General Hospital is located in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. It is one of three hospitals in the Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, the other two being Stoke Mandeville Hospital and Amersham Hospital. Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust and the Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Group all operate from the site.

The Accident and Emergency department was closed in 2005. A midwife-led birthing centre replaced the maternity unit and other services have been moved to the other hospitals run by the Trust. A campaign called Hand Back Our Hospital is attempting to restore services at the hospital.[1] More than 6000 people have signed a petition calling for the restoration of the casualty department.[2] Wycombe MP Steve Baker commissioned a report from the Durrow healthcare consultancy in 2014. This suggested that the hospital could be used for a "new generation" of casualty unit with an ambulance station integrated into the hospital and could offer GP appointments.[3]

On September 25, 2006, Wycombe Hospital was one of the first hospitals to change their patient administration system to the National Programme for IT's Care Records Service.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Britain's Got Talent star delivers Save Wycombe Hospital mosaic to Downing Street - minus his puppet". Get Bucks. 10 November 2014. Retrieved 25 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Thousands sign petition to resurrect High Wycombe A&E centre". Get Bucks. 25 September 2014. Retrieved 25 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Report calls for 'new kind of casualty' at Wycombe Hospital". Bucks Free Press. 3 October 2014. Retrieved 25 December 2014. 

Coordinates: 51°37′34″N 0°45′13″W / 51.6262°N 0.7536°W / 51.6262; -0.7536