Homerton University Hospital
|Homerton University Hospital|
|Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust|
|Location||Homerton, Hackney, East London, England|
|Care system||NHS England|
|Hospital type||District General|
|Affiliated university||Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry|
|Founded||1870, 1986 current site|
|Lists||Hospitals in England|
Homerton University Hospital is a hospital in Homeland, Hackney, east London.
Several hospitals existed in Hackney prior to the present hospital at Homerton Row. Hackney’s first hospital was founded in 1280, called the Kingsland Leper Hospital and was one of ten leper hospitals set up in London. It was eventually closed in 1760. The Hackney Hospital known at various times as the workhouse infirmary and later as the Hackney Institute functioned at Homerton High Street between 1750 and 1995, before the services were transferred to the current hospital.
The German Hospital functioned on Dalston Road between 1845 and 1987. The Eastern Hospital, which was also known as the fever and smallpox hospital ran at the site of where Homerton Hospital is today between 1870 and 1982. Mothers' Hospital which was started at Mare Street, Hackney in 1884 by the Salvation Army for the care of pregnant, unmarried women. It was closed in 1986 when Homerton Hospital opened and all the maternity and obstetric services were transferred.
The construction of the present hospital began in 1982 and it opened its doors on Sunday, 5th of July 1986. The hospital was built at a cost of £20 million and was inaugurated by the Princess Royal. Homerton became a separate trust in 1994 and has been in its present organisation as a foundation trust since 2004. The Trust is governed by a board elected from the membership; itself drawn from a wide area around the hospital.
The hospital services the East London borough of Hackney and also the City of London. Specialist care is provided in obstetrics, neonatology, fetal medicine, laparoscopic surgery, fertility, bariatric surgery, obesity surgery and neurorehabilitation.
The hospital directly employs 2200 staff. The hospital received “excellent” both for service quality and use of resources in the Care Quality Commission (CQC) ratings and top rating of 3 stars with the Healthcare Commission in 2009-10. It holds the level 2 NHS Litigation Authority rating for safety for both general and maternity services.
Homerton University Hospital serves as teaching hospital for undergraduate students from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and City University Radiography students. It provides post graduate training in all major specialities.
The hospital is a short walk from the Homerton railway station on the North London Line with frequent trains operated by London Overground. The bus stops adjacent the hospital have regular services to Central and East London (Routes 236, 242, 276, 308, 394, 425, 488 and W15).