Queen's Medical Centre

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This article is about the hospital in Nottingham, England. For the hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii, see The Queen's Medical Center.
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Nottingham University Medical School sign.JPG
A welcome sign at the entrance
Queen's Medical Centre is located in Nottinghamshire
Queen's Medical Centre
Shown in Nottinghamshire
Location Derby Road, Nottingham, NG7 2UH, England
Coordinates 52°56′37″N 1°11′09″W / 52.9436°N 1.1857°W / 52.9436; -1.1857Coordinates: 52°56′37″N 1°11′09″W / 52.9436°N 1.1857°W / 52.9436; -1.1857
Care system NHS
Funding Government hospital
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university University of Nottingham
Emergency department Yes
Beds 1300
Founded 1977
Website www.nuh.nhs.uk

The Queen's Medical Centre (popularly known as QMC or Queen's Med) is a teaching hospital situated in Nottingham, England. Until February 2012, when it was surpassed by the Royal London Hospital, it was the largest hospital in the United Kingdom,[1][2] and the largest teaching hospital in Europe.[3]


The Queen's Medical Centre (QMC) was the first purpose-built teaching hospital in the UK.[4] It was officially opened by the Queen on 28 July 1977, and admitted its first patient in 1978. On 1 April 2006, it merged with Nottingham City Hospital to form Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.


The hospital has more than 1300 beds and employs more than 6000 people.[4] It has a busy accident and emergency unit, and is the primary destination of the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, for seriously injured patients. Being part of the University of Nottingham, it can call on the choice of highly qualified doctors in their respective fields. It is the East Midlands' main hospital for acute cases. The QMC site also contains the University of Nottingham Medical and Nursing Schools, Mental Health Wards and the privately run Nottingham Treatment Centre.

Nottingham Children's Hospital[edit]

Nottingham Children's Hospital is located in East Block of QMC.[5] The hospital cares for about 40,000 children up to 18 years old each year. It has 116 beds. It became operational on 11 November 1978.[6]


The hospital is situated at the junction of the dual-carriageway Nottingham Ring Road (A6514) and the east-west A52 and A6200. There is a free Medilink bus service, which connects Queen's Drive (Park and Ride) with Queen's Medical Centre, Wilkinson Street (for park and ride) and Nottingham City Hospital. Multiple bus services stop near to QMC.

The Queen's Medical Centre tram stop, on line 1 of the Nottingham Express Transit, is situated between the South Block of the main hospital and the Treatment Centre. The tram connects QMC with Beeston, Nottingham Station, Nottingham City Centre, Basford, Bulwell and Hucknall. Passengers can change to Line 2 of the tram, which connects Phoenix Park (M1 Junction 26) with Clifton, at Nottingham station.

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