Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup

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Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup
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
Location Sidcup, London, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°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
Care system Public NHS
Hospital type District General
Emergency department No Accident & Emergency
Beds 430
Founded 1917
Website http://qmh.oxleas.nhs.uk/
Lists Hospitals in England

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

Following the dissolution of the South London Healthcare NHS Trust in 2013, the hospital is now owned and managed by 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 soon Guys and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.[1]


The Queen's Hospital was opened in 1917 in the grounds of Frognal House. It comprised a group of prefabricated buildings, and initially provided pioneering plastic surgery to First World War soldiers with facial injuries, under the auspices of Sir Harold Gillies, until 1925.

After 1925 it served as a London County Council "out-hospital", and was renamed Queen Mary's Hospital in 1930. It continued to develop as a district general hospital serving the local population after the Second World War.

In 1974 the original prefabricated buildings, which had been intended to last for only ten years, were replaced by the current hospital building.

In 2009 Queen Mary's Sidcup NHS Trust, Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust and Bromley Hospitals NHS Trust merged to form the South London Healthcare NHS Trust, creating one hospital on several different sites.

In November 2010 the Hospital's A & E Department "temporarily" closed along with the Maternity services in the Kent Women's Wing (and it appears there are no plans to reopen them). Acute services are provided in the two sister hospitals, Queen Elizabeth hospital in Woolwich and Princess Royal University hospital in Farnborough.

In October 2013, the South London Healthcare NHS Trust was dissolved, and the hospital split between various other trusts. Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust became the owners of the buildings and managers of the estate, whilst also assuming responsibility for the running of some clinical services. In addition, 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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