Good Hope Hospital

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Good Hope Hospital
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
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Good Hope Hospital
Good Hope Hospital is located in West Midlands county
Good Hope Hospital
Location within West Midlands
Geography
LocationSutton Coldfield, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates52°34′01″N 1°48′43″W / 52.567°N 1.812°W / 52.567; -1.812Coordinates: 52°34′01″N 1°48′43″W / 52.567°N 1.812°W / 52.567; -1.812
Organisation
Care systemPublic NHS
Hospital typeDistrict general
Affiliated universityUniversity of Birmingham Medical School
Services
Emergency departmentYes Accident & Emergency
Beds430
History
Founded1943
Links
Websitehgs.uhb.nhs.uk/good-hope-hospital/
ListsHospitals in England

Good Hope Hospital is a hospital in the Sutton Coldfield area of Birmingham, England. Covering north Birmingham and south east Staffordshire, it is managed by the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.

History[edit]

The hospital has its origins in a Victorian house built for the Rev. Riland Bedford, the local rector, in 1882.[1] Originally known as Broomieclose, it became known as Good Hope House after a change of ownership in 1912.[1] It was converted into a convalescent centre in 1943[2] and two single-storey wards were added in the 1950s to act as a facility for the potential evacuation of patients from Birmingham in the event of a nuclear attack.[2] The Sheldon Unit and the Fothergill Block were added in 1967, the Richard Salt Unit opened in 1971 and new facilities for endoscopy, outpatients and diagnostic services followed in 2005.[2]

Services[edit]

Good Hope is a teaching hospital with library and learning facilities in the Partnership Learning Centre, which is part-funded by the Medical School of the University of Birmingham.[3] It has accident and emergency facilities.[3]

In 2017 the Care Quality Commission rated the Good Hope Hospital as requiring improvement.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Good Hope". Sutton Coldfield Local History Research Group. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Wilcox, David. "History of Good Hope Hospital". Sutton Coldfield.net. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Good Hope Hospital". University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  4. ^ Good Hope Hospital

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