New Cross Hospital

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New Cross Hospital
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
New Cross Hospital Heart and Lung Centre.JPG
Heart and Lung Centre
Location Heath Town, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
Care system Public NHS
Affiliated university University of Birmingham
Founded 1994
Lists Hospitals in England

New Cross Hospital, run by the Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust is a hospital in the Heath Town district of Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England. It is located to the east of the city centre in Wednesfield.[1]


New Cross Hospital was originally built circa 1900 as a workhouse.[2] The first phase of the modern hospital,[3] built by Alfred McAlpine, was completed in 1970.[4] It became the main acute general hospital for Wolverhampton when the Royal Hospital, Wolverhampton closed in June 1997.[5]

In 2004 the £57m Heart and Lung Centre opened on the site, the United Kingdom's first purpose built specialist heart centre.[6]


The hospital provides 700 beds, (including 27 intensive care and 14 neonatal intensive care). Employing almost 5000 staff it is the largest teaching hospital in the Black Country.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust
  2. ^ "New Cross Hospital - Workhouse Board Offices". Geograph. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Wolverhampton District General Hospital". 21 July 1976. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Gray, p. 184
  5. ^ "Royal Hospital, Wolverhampton". History website. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "£57m heart and lung centre opens". BBC. 3 October 2004. Retrieved 11 December 2016. 


  • Gray, Tony (1987). The Road to Success: Alfred McAlpine 1935 - 1985. Rainbird Publishing. 

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Coordinates: 52°35′56″N 2°05′42″W / 52.5988°N 2.0949°W / 52.5988; -2.0949