|Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust|
|Location||Romford, East London, England, United Kingdom|
|Care system||Public NHS|
|Hospital type||District General|
|Affiliated university||London South Bank University|
|Emergency department||Yes Accident & Emergency|
(replaced Harold Wood and Oldchurch)
|Lists||Hospitals in England|
Queen's Hospital is a hospital in Romford, in the London Borough of Havering, England. It was built on the site of the former Oldchurch Park, a short distance south of the town centre. Construction began in June 2003 and was completed in October 2006.
Queen's is the flagship hospital of the Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust and replaced both Harold Wood Hospital and Oldchurch Hospital when it opened in December 2006. It has a standard bed capacity of 939.
The hospital comprises four large circular buildings and a one-level building. It has a distinctive shape compared to other local NHS hospitals, such as King George Hospital in Goodmayes. The building takes up 8.5 hectares of the 12.5 hectares of land it is situated in. The hospital contains a coffee shop, a food court, vending machines and a shop. It has 939 beds and the ability to provide a further 60 if required.
There are five floors in the building. The wards are:
- Ground floor: A&E, CDU, AAU, Haematology, Radiotherapy
- 1st floor: Maternity, Coral, Tropical Lagoon, Day Surgery and Theatres
- 2nd floor: Sahara, Amber, Ocean and Pathology
- 3rd floor: Cornflower, Mandarin, Bluebell and Clementine
- 4th floor: Sky, Sunrise, Harvest and CCU
Location and transport
The hospital is located on Rom Valley Way, RM7 0AG, near to Romford Ice Arena and Romford town centre.
London Buses routes 128, 175, 193, 365, 496, 498 and 499 serve the hospital. The nearest railway station is Romford, with mainline services to London Liverpool Street and East Anglia, and the nearest London Underground station is Elm Park, served by the District line.
Transfer and opening
As a consequence of Queen's opening, the nearby Oldchurch Hospital closed on 10 December 2006 and Harold Wood Hospital closed on 13 December 2006. Patients, wards and departments were successfully moved to the new hospital between 6 and 10 December 2006.
Queen's was fully operational from 20 December 2006.
The hospital has an in-house hospital radio station operated by Bedrock. The service is free of charge to the in-patients.
Bedrock previously served Oldchurch Hospital and Harold Wood Hospital until the new Queen's Hospital opened in 2006. Hospital Radio in Havering has been operating since 14 February 1964. Since February 2014, Hospital Radio started Simulcasting the service online to reach more patients, staff and visitors of Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust.
The previous bedside television system is now not operational, due to the collapse of the service provider.
Sodexo also provide a mobile shop with newspapers and confectionery items to the wards daily.
- Richard Gray (10 July 2013). "A&E patients forced to wait more than 14 hours at struggling hospital". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
- Bus routes serving Queen's Hospital - Transport for London. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
- Bedrock - Charity Commission
- Celebrating 50 years of Hospital Radio in Havering in 2014 - Bedrock Radio
- Queen's Hospital - Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust
- Queen's Hospital - NHS Choices