Newham University Hospital
|Newham University Hospital|
|Barts Health NHS Trust|
|Location||Plaistow, London Borough of Newham, England, United Kingdom|
|Care system||Public NHS|
|Hospital type||University Hospital|
|Affiliated university||Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry|
|Emergency department||Yes Accident & Emergency|
|Founded||1983 (replaced Queen Mary's Hospital for the East End and East Ham Memorial Hospital)|
|Lists||Hospitals in England|
Newham University Hospital is situated in Plaistow, Newham, east London, England. When it opened in 1983 it provided centralized services for the population of Newham, replacing Queen Mary's Hospital for the East End in Stratford and East Ham Memorial Hospital, both of which closed. Phase 2 of its 'nucleus' development introduced a maternity unit in 1985, replacing the services previously provided by Forest Gate Hospital.
The hospital provides Accident and Emergency facilities, alongside an Urgent Care Centre, which replaced the former NHS Walk-In Centre. Also at the hospital are an onsite elective surgical facility, the Gateway Surgical Centre, a sports injury clinic and in- and out-patient care. It is one of a small number of Accident and Emergency departments to benefit from Pearson Lloyd’s redesign - ‘A Better A&E’ - which reduced aggression against hospital staff by 50 per cent. A system of environmental signage provides location-specific information for patients. Screens provide live information about how many cases are being handled and the current status of the A&E department.
On 1 April 2012, Newham University Hospital NHS Trust, which managed Newham University Hospital, merged with Barts and The London and Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trusts to form Barts Health NHS Trust.
In popular culture
- The hospital featured in Benjamin Zephaniah's book Face.
- Grime crew Newham Generals are named after the hospital.
- "A&E department redesign 'cuts aggression by half'". Design Week. 28 November 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2013.