King George Hospital, London

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King George Hospital
Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust
Location Goodmayes, Redbridge, Greater London, England
Care system NHS
Hospital type District General
Affiliated university Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Emergency department Yes
Beds 450
Founded 1993
Lists Hospitals in England

King George Hospital is an NHS hospital in Barley Lane, Goodmayes in the London Borough of Redbridge. There are bus services connecting to the nearest rail stations are Goodmayes (Greater Anglia) and Newbury Park Underground station (Central Line). The hospital is part of the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust - one of the largest in the country, serving a diverse population of around 750,000, also operating Queen's Hospital in Romford.

Design & Location[edit]

Previously located about two miles to the west in Newbury Park on the A12 Eastern Avenue, a site dating back to the emergency hospital that opened during World War I, the current King George opened at the current site in 1995, offering services including critical care, an accident and emergency department a 24-hour Urgent Care Centre and a specialist rehabilitation services.

The hospital comprises a large two-storey building. The wards are named after plants and trees; Ash, Beech, Cedar Centre, Clover, Dahlia, Elm Breast Care Unit, Erica, Fern, Gardenia, Gentian, heather, Iris, Jasmine, Japonica and Juniper. The site is also home to the North East London Independent Sector Treatment Centre.

Service Changes[edit]

The Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust has been given University status to mark the quality of medical and nursing teaching and training on offer at both sites.

On 15 December 2010 the joint committee of PCTs voted unanimously to close the A&E and maternity departments despite local public opposition. It is proposed to close the hospital’s A&E unit by 2015 with Queen's Hospital in Romford due to handle the extra numbers.[1]

The maternity service at the Trust – operating across both hospitals – was at one time the second largest in the country, delivering about 10,000 babies a year. It closed in 2013.

Entertainment & Refreshments[edit]

Bedrock [2] is the Hospital radio service available on-line to patients, staff the local area. With its studios being located in the Queen's Hospital.

The Hospital has a League Of Friends Shop situated in the main entrance.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ilford South MP Mike Gapes raises concerns over King George Hospital’s A&E ahead of winter". Ilford Recorder. 14 November 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Bedrock (Hospital Radio)". Bedrock (Hospital Radio). 
  3. ^ "Refreshments at King George". BHR Hospitals. 

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Coordinates: 51°34′48″N 0°06′43″E / 51.580°N 0.112°E / 51.580; 0.112