Bradford Royal Infirmary

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Bradford Royal Infirmary
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Bradford Royal Infirmary
Bradford Royal Infirmary is located in West Yorkshire
Bradford Royal Infirmary
Location in West Yorkshire
Geography
LocationBradford, West Yorkshire, England
Coordinates53°48′21″N 1°47′40″W / 53.80583°N 1.79444°W / 53.80583; -1.79444Coordinates: 53°48′21″N 1°47′40″W / 53.80583°N 1.79444°W / 53.80583; -1.79444
Organisation
Care systemNHS
Affiliated universityLeeds School of Medicine
History
Founded1936
Links
Websitewww.bradfordhospitals.nhs.uk
ListsHospitals in England

Bradford Royal infirmary is a large teaching hospital in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, and is operated by the Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The infirmary is affiliated with Leeds School of Medicine.

History[edit]

The hospital has its origins in the Bradford Public Dispensary founded in 1825.[1] It opened at Darley Street in 1827 and moved to Westgate as the Bradford Infirmary in 1843.[2] In December 1882 the infirmary staff responded to the Newlands Mill chimney collapse which resulted in the loss of 54 lives, mostly young girls and boys.[3][4] The facility became the Bradford Royal Infirmary in 1897 in commemoration of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee [2]

The foundation stone for the current facility in Duckworth Lane was laid by the Duke and Duchess of York in 1928 and the facility opened in 1936.[2] It joined the National Health Service in 1948.[2] The hospital was noted for being a pioneer in the field of chemotherapy under Professor Robert Turner and George Whyte-Watson in the 1950s.[5][6]

Services[edit]

Specialist services include support from the Yorkshire Cochlear Implant Service for young children and adults that have a Cochlear implants.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bradford Royal Infirmary". National Archives. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "Our History". Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Newlands Mill Disaster 1882". All About Bradford. Retrieved 31 October 2012.
  4. ^ McEwen, Alan (November 2012). "Death and Destruction: the collapse of Newlands Mill chimney". Vintage Spirit (124): 60–3.
  5. ^ Lomax, Claire (16 June 2009). "'Fascinating' look at medical history". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Pioneers who brought new hope for breast cancer patients". The Yorkshire Post. 3 August 2005. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Welcome". Yorkshire Cochlear Implant Service. Retrieved 26 July 2018.

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