Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

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Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Gloucestershire Royal Hospital with A&E to the left
Gloucestershire Royal Hospital is located in Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
Shown in Gloucestershire
LocationGloucester, United Kingdom
Coordinates51°51′55″N 2°13′50″W / 51.86528°N 2.23056°W / 51.86528; -2.23056Coordinates: 51°51′55″N 2°13′50″W / 51.86528°N 2.23056°W / 51.86528; -2.23056
Care systemPublic NHS
Hospital typeGeneral
Emergency departmentYes Accident & Emergency
ListsHospitals in the United Kingdom

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital is an acute District General Hospital in Gloucester operated by the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.


In 1912, construction on a 149-bed infirmary started on Great Western Road.[1] Patients were transferred to the new building in 1914.[1] The British Red Cross Society took over the west block for nursing war wounded in 1914 and the east block in 1915.[1] The buildings were completed after the war.[1] In 1930 the infirmary was transferred to the corporation and became known as Gloucester City General Hospital.[1] On the introduction of the National Health Service in 1948 it was amalgamated with the Gloucestershire Royal Infirmary which had stood in Southgate Street.[1] The hospital was rebuilt in the 1960s and eventually incorporated a new 11-storey tower, the work on which started in 1970 and was completed in 1975.[1]

A major expansion of the hospital was procured under a Private Finance Initiative contract in 2001.[2] The works were carried out by Bilfinger at a cost of £35 million and the new facility opened in 2005.[3]

According to the Conservative website, local MP Richard Graham has spent a week's holiday every year since 2010 as a volunteer in the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.[4]

Notable births[edit]

On 29 December 2010 the Queen's first great-grandchild was born at the hospital, a baby girl named Savannah Phillips.[5] On 29 March 2012, The Queen' second great-grandchild Isla Phillips was born at the hospital.[6] On 17 January 2014, The Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall gave birth to a baby girl, Mia Grace Tindall, at the hospital.[7][8]


There are 683 beds at the hospital.[9]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "'Gloucester: Hospitals', in A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 4, the City of Gloucester, ed. N M Herbert". London: British History Online. 1988. p. 269-275. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Bilfinger wins reprieved hospital project". Construction News. 26 July 2001. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Hospital description". Electives. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Richard Graham". Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Queen Elizabeth's first great-grandchild named". Female First. 4 January 2011. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Queen Elizabeth Is a Great Grandmother – Again!". People. 30 March 2012.
  7. ^ "Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall announce birth of their baby girl at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital". Gloucester Citizen. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall gives birth to daughter". BBC News. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  9. ^ "Quality Report: Gloucestershire Royal Hospital" (PDF). CQC. 5 July 2017.

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