Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital

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Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital is located in Hampshire
Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital
Location in Hampshire
Geography
LocationBasingstoke, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates51°17′N 1°07′W / 51.28°N 1.11°W / 51.28; -1.11Coordinates: 51°17′N 1°07′W / 51.28°N 1.11°W / 51.28; -1.11
Organisation
Care systemPublic NHS
Hospital typeDistrict
PatronNone
Services
Emergency departmentYes Accident & Emergency
Beds806 (Trustwide, Quarter 3, 2018)[1]
History
Founded1969
Links
Websitewww.hampshirehospitals.nhs.uk
ListsHospitals in England

Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital (BNHH) is a 450-bed National Health Service (NHS) hospital in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England run by Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It employs around 2,800 staff. Each year it has around 47,000 admissions, sees 43,000 patients in the Emergency Department, sees around 175,000 outpatients and delivers over 2,800 babies.

History[edit]

The Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital (BNHH) opened as a maternity unit in 1969.[2] The hospital established its own hospital radio station known as Hospital Radio Basingstoke and broadcasting on 945 kHz AM in 1972.[3] The main hospital building was opened in 1974.[2]

An elephant-shaped fountain by sculptor Sioban Coppinger, made to form part of a children’s play area, was erected in Hunters Courtyard in the grounds of the hospital in 1992.[4]

In 1999 BNHH became the first hospital in Europe to perform surgery using equipment operated by voice commands.[5]

In 2002 a new education centre, The Ark Centre, was opened on the hospital campus, run by the North Hampshire Medical Education Trust, a registered charity.[6]

The hospital was used as a set for both series of the Channel 4 comedy series Green Wing which broadcast between September 2004 and May 2006.[7]

Early in 2012 the hospital, together with the Andover War Memorial Hospital and the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester, came under the management of The Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.[8] In 2013, the Candover Clinic was established.[9]

BNHH has had several outbreaks of Norovirus in the past, notably in December 2011,[10] January 2013,[11] April 2016,[12] although these have mostly been small-scale and well-isolated by infection control procedures, reduced visiting hours and advice that vulnerable patients shouldn't attend the hospital during outbreaks.[12]

Candover Clinic[edit]

The Candover Clinic is a private hospital located on the BNHH's site.[9] It is also funded and operated by Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.[13] The clinic was built in 2013 and is dedicated to private patients. It provides an outpatients service, an inpatient ward, operating theatres and medical imaging to private patients.[9]

The clinic has a 22-bed inpatient ward containing 22 individual en-suite rooms. It has a number of on-site diagnostic imaging machines, including MRI, CT, ultrasound and x-ray. There are also anaesthetic rooms and operating theatres as part of the unit for routine operations.[9]

Despite being situated on the same site as Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, the clinic provides services to private patients only. Patients pay for services either through private insurance or through self-funding.[14] The profits generated from the clinic are reinvested into the Foundation Trust to provide a source of additional funding for the public services offered by HHFT. Over the period 2014-2016, the clinic had generated an income of £8.6 million.[15]

CQC[edit]

The independent regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), rated the Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital as "Requires improvement" overall in July 2018.[16] The findings of the report are summarised in the table below:

Safe Effective Caring Responsive Well-led Overall
Urgent and emergency services Inadequate Requires improvement Requires improvement Requires improvement Inadequate Inadequate
Medical care Requires improvement Requires improvement Requires improvement Requires improvement Requires improvement Requires improvement
Surgery Requires improvement Requires improvement Good Requires improvement Requires improvement Requires improvement
Critical care Good Good Outstanding Good Good Good
Maternity and gynaecology Good Good Good Good Good Good
Services for children and young people Good Good Outstanding Good Good Good
End of life care Good Good Outstanding Outstanding Outstanding Outstanding
Outpatients and diagnostic imaging Good Not rated Outstanding Good Good Good
Overall Requires improvement Requires improvement Requires improvement Requires improvement Requires improvement Requires improvement

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bed Availability and Occupancy Data – Overnight". NHS England. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b "NHS60th – Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital celebrate with a public Open Day". 11 June 2008. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2009.
  3. ^ "Hospital Radio Basingstoke". Hospital Broadcasting Association. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Public Art - Out of Town". Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. 2005. Archived from the original on 24 October 2006. Retrieved 26 December 2006.
  5. ^ Irwin, Aisling (4 November 1999). "Equipment operates on doctor's orders". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 26 December 2006.
  6. ^ "Dreams become reality at The ARK". Southern Daily Echo. 4 October 2002.
  7. ^ Raphael, Amy (29 March 2006). "Green Wing's midwife and surgeon". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 26 December 2006.
  8. ^ "Hampshire hospital trust to serve 600,000 people after merger". BBC News. 9 January 2012.
  9. ^ a b c d "Candover Clinic | Our Facilities". Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  10. ^ "Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital norovirus warning". BBC News. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  11. ^ "Norovirus outbreaks in Reading, Swindon and Basingstoke hospitals". Newbury Today. 10 January 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  12. ^ a b "Norovirus cases at Hampshire hospital". Daily Echo. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  13. ^ "Candover Clinic Private Healthcare - Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust". www.hampshirehospitals.nhs.uk. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  14. ^ "Candover Clinic | Insurance or Self-Funding". Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  15. ^ "Candover Clinic | Community Benefits". Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  16. ^ "Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust inspection report" (PDF). p. 18. Retrieved 26 September 2018.

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