George Eliot Hospital

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George Eliot Hospital
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
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George Eliot Hospital
George Eliot Hospital is located in Warwickshire
George Eliot Hospital
Location in Warwickshire
Geography
LocationCollege Street, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates52°30′39″N 1°28′33″W / 52.5108°N 1.4757°W / 52.5108; -1.4757Coordinates: 52°30′39″N 1°28′33″W / 52.5108°N 1.4757°W / 52.5108; -1.4757
Organisation
Care systemPublic NHS
Hospital typeGeneral
Affiliated universityWarwick Medical School
Services
Emergency departmentYes Accident & Emergency
Beds352
History
Founded1948
Links
Websitewww.geh.nhs.uk
ListsHospitals in England

George Eliot Hospital is a single site hospital located in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, it is managed by the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust. It provides a full range of emergency and elective medical services, including maternity services, to the local area.

The Hospital is one of many local buildings named after Nuneaton-born author George Eliot. Additionally, many of the Hospital’s surgical and medical wards are named after characters within George Eliot novels (e.g. Felix Holt, Lydgate, Caterina, Adam Bede, Dolly Winthrop). The Hospital also has a set of operating theatres on the first floor.

History[edit]

The George Eliot Hospital opened in 1948.[1] The hospital established its own museum in 1982: originally intended as a teaching aid, the museum evolved into one of the few NHS-owned museums in the country until cost-cutting measures forced it to close.[2]

The hospital expanded in July 1993, when the Manor Hospital, which had provided the Nuneaton's accident and emergency services, operating theatres and orthopedic wards closed; the Manor Hospital has since turned into a doctor's surgery.[3] The Queen visited the George Eliot Hospital in December 1993 as part of her first visit to Nuneaton and unveiled a bust of herself which can be seen in the main entrance.[4]

The George Eliot Hospital Training and Education Centre ('GETEC') opened in July 2005.[5]

An Acute health trust report released in 2006 suggested that George Eliot Hospital should be downgraded and some of its services moved to the new University Hospital Coventry in the Walsgrave area of Coventry which is nearby.[6] The report generated local opposition and led to the formation of a local protest group 'Nuneaton People’s Protest Group', which was successful in fighting off the ward closures.[7] In May 2010, the Hospital announced that it was closing two wards, Lydgate and Romola, part of a new series of cost-cutting measures.[8]

The Trust is one of a small number implementing the Lorenzo patient record systems, having accepted a controversial financial support package in 2013.[9]

Services[edit]

Nuneaton Area Hospital Broadcasting Service broadcasts from the hospital.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coventry Public art: George Eliot statue". Coventry Telegraph. 13 May 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Hospital museum wins top accolade". Coventry Telegraph. 12 July 2004. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  3. ^ Manor Court Surgery Website. Manorcourtsurgery.co.uk. Retrieved on 10 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Celebration of Nuneaton sculptor's life". Coventry Telegraph. 21 September 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Parking problems to be eased at Nuneaton's hospital". Coventry Telegraph. 22 September 2017. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  6. ^ Demonstration over Hospital Plan. BBC News (17 August 2006). Retrieved on 10 July 2012.
  7. ^ Children's Ward Closure Plan Denied. Coventrytelegraph.net (4 June 2008). Retrieved on 10 July 2012.
  8. ^ George Eliot Hospital to close two wards. Coventrytelegraph.net (10 May 2010). Retrieved on 10 July 2012.
  9. ^ "George Eliot Trust working on Lorenzo implementation". Health Service Journal. 13 March 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  10. ^ "Nuneaton Area Hospital Broadcasting Service". Charity Commission. Retrieved 8 February 2019.

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