Hull Royal Infirmary

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Hull Royal Infirmary
Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
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Hull Royal Infirmary, Anlaby Road
Location Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Coordinates 53°44′40″N 0°21′23″W / 53.744500°N 0.356500°W / 53.744500; -0.356500Coordinates: 53°44′40″N 0°21′23″W / 53.744500°N 0.356500°W / 53.744500; -0.356500
Care system NHS
Emergency department Yes
Lists Hospitals in England

Hull Royal Infirmary is one of the two main hospitals for Kingston upon Hull (the other being Castle Hill Hospital in nearby Cottingham). It is situated on Anlaby Road, just outside the city centre, and is run by Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Hull General Hospital was built in 1782, then in 1884 the Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh laid the foundation stone for a new building and it was renamed Hull Royal Infirmary.[1] This was in the centre of Hull. A key person in establishing this was John Alderton (medic).[2]

The hospital moved to Anlaby Road in 1967 and was opened by Queen Elizabeth II. It was designed by architects Yorke Rosenberg Mardall.[3]

The site is dominated by a 13-floor high tower block which houses the majority of the wards, as well as the Intensive Care Unit, pharmacy, laboratories and canteen. A four-floor building directly connected to the back of this tower block houses the Accident and Emergency department and Acute Admissions Unit, the high dependency unit, and radiology, as well as the operating theatres and most of the hospital's outpatient facilities. There are a number of other buildings on the site, which includes the Haughton building, which now mostly houses wards for elderly patients, the mortuary, various laboratory and office buildings and several other buildings containing wards and other patient facilities. The site is shared by the Hull and East Yorkshire Women and Children's Hospital and the Hull and East Yorkshire Eye Hospital.

The East Riding Medical Education Centre and part of the Hull York Medical School are located within the grounds of Hull Royal Infirmary.

The hospital has a dedicated MRI scanning centre on site which houses three MRI scanners: two 1.5-tesla scanners and one state-of-the-art 3.0-tesla scanner, which is owned by the University of Hull.

The hospital's Accident and Emergency Department, in October 2011, had a major, multimillion-pound refurbishment, intended to improve on the services currently offered.[4]

In November 2014 work began to install a new 24-bed prefabricated ward on top of a 4-storey building to the rear of the main tower block.[5]

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  1. ^ "A History of Kingston on Hull from Bulmer's Gazetteer (1892)". Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "The Anlaby Road". History – Page 16. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Hull Royal Infirmary A&E gets £7m revamp". BBC News. BBC. 10 October 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "New Hull Royal Infirmary ward to be craned into place". BBC News. BBC. 23 November 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2015.