Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup

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Queen Mary's Hospital
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Day nursery, Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup, Kent - geograph.org.uk - 152871.jpg
Queen Mary Hospital's Day Nursery
Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup is located in London Borough of Bexley
Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup
Location within London Borough of Bexley
Geography
LocationSidcup, London, England
Coordinates51°25′08″N 0°06′05″E / 51.4189°N 0.1014°E / 51.4189; 0.1014Coordinates: 51°25′08″N 0°06′05″E / 51.4189°N 0.1014°E / 51.4189; 0.1014
Organisation
Care systemNHS England
Hospital typeDistrict General
Services
Emergency departmentNo
Beds430
History
Founded1917
Links
Websiteqmh.oxleas.nhs.uk

Queen Mary's Hospital is an acute district general hospital in Sidcup, South East London, serving the population of the London Borough of Bexley. It was once administered by Queen Mary's Sidcup NHS Trust established in 1993.

Following the dissolution of the South London Healthcare NHS Trust in 2013 it came under the management of Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, with other services being provided by King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust and Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.[1]

History[edit]

A plaque commemorating Sir Harold Gillies' contribution to Plastic Surgery

The Queen's Hospital was opened in prefabricated buildings in the grounds of Frognal House in August 1917.[2] It provided pioneering plastic surgery under the guidance of Sir Harold Gillies to soldiers sustaining facial injuries during First World War.[2]

It was re-opened as a general hospital known as "Queen Mary's Hospital" by Queen Mary in 1930.[2] It was damaged by bombing during World War II and joined the National Health Service in 1948.[2] The prefabricated buildings were replaced by more permanent structures between 1962 and 1974.[2]

In April 2009 three NHS Trusts merged, those of Queen Mary's Sidcup, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Bromley Hospitals as the multi-site South London Healthcare NHS Trust.[3]

In November 2010 the hospital's A & E Department temporarily closed and the maternity services in the Kent Women's Wing. Acute services were transferred to the two sister hospitals, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich and the Princess Royal University Hospital in Farnborough.[4]

In October 2013, the merged Trust was dissolved, and the hospital split between various other trusts. Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust became the owner of the estate and took responsibility for the running of some clinical services. King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust became responsible for running other clinical services at the hospital.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Welcome". South London Healthcare NHS Trust. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup". Lost Hospitals of London. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  3. ^ "£90,000 salary for debt-ridden Trust". Bromley Times. 27 May 2009. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Half of Darent Valley A&E patients do not need A&E". BBC. 22 December 2010. Retrieved 29 June 2018.

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