Edith Cavell Hospital

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This article is about the former Edith Cavell Hospital. For the present-day hospital, see Peterborough City Hospital.
Edith Cavell Hospital
Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Geography
Location Bretton Gate, Peterborough, Cambs. PE3 9GZ, England
Organisation
Care system National Health Service
Hospital type District General
Services
Emergency department No A&E
Beds 153
History
Founded 20 May 1988
Links
Website http://www.peterboroughandstamford.nhs.uk/
Lists Hospitals in England

The Edith Cavell Hospital was an acute hospital serving the city of Peterborough and north Cambridgeshire, east Northamptonshire and Rutland in the United Kingdom. Situated on a greenfield site at Westwood, Peterborough, it was decommissioned in late 2010 and demolished in early 2011.[1]

History[edit]

Services[edit]

Opened by HM Queen Elizabeth II in 1988, the £20m hospital was built to complement services provided elsewhere in the city and named after the Norfolk-born nurse and humanitarian, Edith Cavell, who received part of her education at Laurel Court in the Minster Precinct.[2] It provided ENT, Orthopaedic surgery and Urology services, with five operating theatres, radiology, a breast imaging unit and angiography suite.

The 153-bed facility also contained three wards and a day activity centre for patients with mental health problems. These services were managed independently by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mental Health Partnership Trust, based at Fulbourn Hospital in Cambridge. The Robert Horrell Macmillan Day Centre, which opened in 1991, was located on site and offered palliative care to patients living with cancer. Casualty and maternity services were based at nearby Peterborough District Hospital in West Town.[3]

Management[edit]

Initially coming under the control of Peterborough Health Authority, following the passage of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990, Peterborough Hospitals NHS Trust was established in 1993. Initially comprising Peterborough District Hospital and Edith Cavell Hospital, Stamford and Rutland Hospital in south Lincolnshire joined in 2002. One of the country's top performing NHS acute trusts,[4] in 2004, Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust became one of the first ten NHS foundation trusts in England created under the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003.

In 2010, as part of the £300 million Greater Peterborough health investment plan, the city's two hospitals transferred to a single site on the Edith Cavell grounds, with the aim of providing a flexible facility more suited to modern healthcare.[5] The full planning application for the redevelopment of the Edith Cavell site was approved by the council in 2006[6] and the name Peterborough City Hospital chosen by public competition in 2008. Together with the adjacent mental health unit, known as the New Gloucester Unit, it now forms the Edith Cavell Healthcare Campus.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baker, John Edith Cavell Hospital: Doors close for the last time Peterborough Evening Telegraph, 19 November 2010
  2. ^ Daunton, Claire Cavell, Edith Louisa (1865–1915) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Oxford University Press, 2004 (subscription required doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/32330, retrieved 30 April 2007)
  3. ^ Gray, Hannah The history of Peterborough hospitals Peterborough Evening Telegraph, 4 July 2008
  4. ^ The annual health check: assessing and rating the NHS (pp.22, 34 & 69) Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection, October 2006
  5. ^ Greater Peterborough Health Investment Plan Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Peterborough Primary Care Trust and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mental Health Partnership Trust (retrieved 23 April 2007)
  6. ^ Greater Peterborough Health Investment Plan Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Peterborough Primary Care Trust and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mental Health Partnership Trust (retrieved 23 April 2007)
  7. ^ New healthcare buildings now have names Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, 12 June 2008

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Coordinates: 52°35′18″N 0°16′42″W / 52.588304°N 0.278466°W / 52.588304; -0.278466