Royal Derby Hospital
|Royal Derby Hospital|
|University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust|
Royal Derby Hospital Main Entrance
|Affiliated university||University of Nottingham medical school|
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Royal Derby Hospital is one of two teaching hospitals in the city of Derby, the other being the London Road Community Hospital. It is managed by the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.
The original hospital on the site was the Derby City General Hospital, which was built in the 1927 and latterly focused on maternity and children's care. The hospital, which had become quite dilapidated, was demolished in September 2006.
A new hospital was procured under a Private Finance Initiative contract to replace both the Derby City General Hospital and the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary in 2003. The new hospital was built by Skanska at a cost of £333 million. It was opened by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in April 2010.
The new hospital has 1,159 acute beds and 35 operating theatres. It provides 200 single en-suite rooms and 4-bed bays for patients on its wards. Derbyshire Children's Hospital is co-located on the Royal Derby Hospital site. The hospital is a major teaching centre for the University of Nottingham medical school including the graduate entry medical school (which is based at the Royal Derby Hospital site).
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