Queen Elizabeth II Hospital
|Queen Elizabeth II Hospital|
|East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust|
|Location||Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom|
|Care system||Public NHS|
|Hospital type||District general|
|Affiliated university||University of Hertfordshire|
|Emergency department||No Accident & Emergency|
|Lists||Hospitals in England|
The Queen Elizabeth II hospital – or the QEII as it is known locally, is located in Welwyn Garden City and run by East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.
The first full hospital to be built by the NHS, the QEII had some 100 beds. All inpatient and emergency services were transferred by October 2014 to the Lister Hospital (Stevenage), which has had £150 million invested in major new facilities.
Since October 2014, the QEII has continued to offer a range of general hospital services for people living and working in many parts of east and south Hertfordshire. These include GP services, outpatient clinics, diagnostic (radiology, pathology and endoscopy), a breast unit and antenatal and postnatal care, as well as a 24/7 urgent care centre for adults and children of all ages with minor injuries and illnesses. £30 million has been invested in new facilities. The old hospital site is now closed and the land will be used for housing and a care home.
The hospital once held a well-attended summer fête in its grounds.
- "Topping out ceremony celebrates progress in new Queen Elizabeth II hospital construction". Hertfordshire Mercury. 16 June 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
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