Royal Blackburn Hospital

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Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
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Royal Blackburn Hospital
Royal Blackburn Hospital is located in Blackburn
Royal Blackburn Hospital
Location in Blackburn
Royal Blackburn Hospital is located in Lancashire
Royal Blackburn Hospital
Location in Lancashire
Geography
Location Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Coordinates 53°44′07″N 2°27′43″W / 53.73536°N 2.46198°W / 53.73536; -2.46198Coordinates: 53°44′07″N 2°27′43″W / 53.73536°N 2.46198°W / 53.73536; -2.46198
Organisation
Care system NHS
History
Founded 2006
Links
Website www.elht.nhs.uk
Lists Hospitals in England

The Royal Blackburn Hospital is an acute District General Hospital in Blackburn, Lancashire operated by the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.

History[edit]

The original hospital on the site was established as an infirmary for the local workhouse in February 1864.[1] Additions included a medical wing in 1903, a children's wing in 1925 and a 74-bed annexe in 1926.[1] In 1929 it became known as the Queen's Park Institution, a name which evolved to become the Queen's Park Hospital.[1]

A new hospital, to be known as the Royal Blackburn Hospital, was procured under a Private Finance Initiative contract in 2003 to replace the Queen's Park Hospital and the Blackburn Royal Infirmary.[2] It was built by Balfour Beatty at a cost of £133 million and opened in July 2006.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Blackburn". Workhouses. Retrieved 15 April 2018. 
  2. ^ "Consort wins big hospitals contract". Evening Standard. 21 January 2004. Retrieved 15 April 2018. 
  3. ^ "Balfour Beatty sells its stake in Royal Blackburn Hospital". Lancashire Telegraph. 14 November 2011. Retrieved 15 April 2018.