Royal Hampshire County Hospital

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Royal Hampshire County Hospital
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Royal Hampshire County Hospital
Royal Hampshire County Hospital is located in Hampshire
Royal Hampshire County Hospital
Shown in Hampshire
Geography
LocationWinchester, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates51°03′43″N 1°19′48″W / 51.062°N 1.330°W / 51.062; -1.330Coordinates: 51°03′43″N 1°19′48″W / 51.062°N 1.330°W / 51.062; -1.330
Organisation
Care systemPublic NHS
Hospital typeDistrict General
Affiliated universityUniversity of Southampton[1]
Services
Emergency departmentYes Accident & Emergency
Beds823 (Trustwide, Quarter 4, 2017)[2]
History
Founded1736
Links
Websitewww.hampshirehospitals.nhs.uk
ListsHospitals in England

The Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester is a District General Hospital serving much of central Hampshire. It is owned and run by the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It is commonly abbreviated to RHCH, or alternatively, Winchester Hospital as it is the only open NHS hospital in Winchester.α

The independent regulator of health and social care in England, the Care Quality Commission rated the hospital as "requires improvement" overall in 2018.

History[edit]

The Hampshire County Hospital was founded in Winchester in 1736 and initially was based in Colebrook Street before moving to a site in Parchment Street in 1759. Due to drainage issues, a site on higher ground was sought and the hospital moved to its present site on Romsey Road. Florence Nightingale advised on the construction on this new site and the architect William Butterfield designed the new hospital, which opened in 1868 with sixteen in-patients and fourteen out-patients. Queen Victoria awarded the hospital its "Royal" prefix.[3][4]

Later additions to the site include the old Outpatients Department in 1927, Florence Portal House (Gynaecology and Maternity) in 1974,[5] Nightingale Wing in 1986, Brinton Wing in 1992, and the new treatment and diagnostic centre (Burrell Wing) in 2006.[6] The education centre and library was also rebuilt in 2006.[6]

At about 4pm on 9 December 2011, a fire broke out in the MRI Scanner Room; destroying the MRI Scanner and one of two CT Scanners, as well as the control room for all the scanners. The A&E Department next door survived, but was closed overnight, opening only for minor injuries the following night for several days until CT Scanning facilities were made available.[7]

In January 2012, the Basingstoke and North Hants Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust merged with the Winchester and Eastleigh NHS Trust; forming a combined organisation henceforward called Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.[8]

Wards[edit]

The wards in the hospital are as follows:

Name Specialty Beds Location Ref(s)
Anthony Letchworth Gynaecology and Breast 20 Florence Portal House [9]
Bartlett Trauma and Orthopaedics Level D, Nightingale Wing [10]
Clarke Cardiology and Stroke 25 Level C, Brinton Wing [11]
Clifton Geriatrics 26 Level B, Nightingale Wing [12]
Freshfield Geriatrics 26 Level D, Nightingale Wing [13]
Geoffrey Hammond Antenatal and Postnatal 35 1st floor, Florence Portal House [14]
Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Intensive Care 10 Level D, Nightingale Wing [15]
Kemp Welch General Surgery 23 Level D, Nightingale Wing [16]
Labour Obstetrics 8 1st floor, Florence Portal House [17]
McGill Acute Medical Unit (AMU) Acute Medicine 46 Level C, Nightingale Wing [18]
Mount Pre-assessment N/A Level B, Brinton Wing [19]
Neonatal Unit Neonatal Intensive Care 12 Florence Portal House [20]
Nick Jonas Oncology N/A Level C, Brinton Wing [21]
Northbrook Paediatrics 7 Level C, Nightingale Wing [22]
Shawford Respiratory 27 Level B, Brinton Wing [23]
Short Stay Surgical Unit (SSSU) General Surgery Treatment Centre [24]
St. Cross Trauma and Orthopaedics 16 Level D, Nightingale Wing [25]
Twyford Stroke 24 Level B, Brinton Wing [26]
Victoria Gastroenterology and Endocrinology 27 Level C, Brinton Wing [27]
Wainwright Colorectal surgery 10 Level D, Nightingale Wing [28]
Wykeham Geriatrics 25 Level B, Nightingale Wing [29]

CQC evaluation[edit]

The Care Quality Commission rated RHCH as "Requires improvement" overall in July 2018. The findings of the report are summarised in the table below:[30]

Safe Effective Caring Responsive Well-led Overall
Urgent and emergency services Inadequate Requires improvement Good Requires improvement Inadequate Inadequate
Medical care Requires improvement Requires improvement Good Requires improvement Requires improvement Requires improvement
Surgery Requires improvement Requires improvement Good Requires improvement Requires improvement Requires improvement
Critical care Good Good Outstanding Good Good Good
Maternity and gynaecology Good Good Good Good Good Good
Services for children and young people Good Good Outstanding Good Good Good
End of life care Good Good Outstanding Good Outstanding Outstanding
Outpatients and diagnostic imaging Requires improvement Not rated Outstanding Good Requires improvement Requires improvement
Overall Requires improvement Requires improvement Outstanding Requires improvement Requires improvement Requires improvement

Notes[edit]

as opposed to the nearby St Paul's Hospital (a former elderly rehabilitation unit which closed in January 1998)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Medical students". Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Bed Availability and Occupancy Data – Overnight". NHS England. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  3. ^ Anne-Louise Barton (13 November 2013). Winchester Through Time. Amberley Publishing Limited. p. 111. ISBN 978-1-4456-1296-6.
  4. ^ "Royal Hampshire County Hospital". Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Winchester midwives hosting anniversary party at Florence Portal House". Hampshire Chronicle. 2 January 2014. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester, Hampshire, UK". The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Earth Edition. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Fire at Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester". The Daily Echo. Retrieved 9 December 2011.
  8. ^ "About us". Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  9. ^ "Anthony Letchworth ward". Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Bartlett Ward (Trauma Orthopaedics)". Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  11. ^ "Clarke Ward (Cardiology and Stroke)". Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  12. ^ "Clifton ward". Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  13. ^ "Freshfield ward". Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Geoffrey Hammond ward (Antenatal and Postnatal)". Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  15. ^ "Royal Hampshire County Hospital ITU/ Critical Care Services". Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  16. ^ "Kemp Welch ward". Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  17. ^ "Labour ward". Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  18. ^ "McGill Acute Medical Unit". Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  19. ^ "Mount Ward". Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  20. ^ "Royal Hampshire County Hospital Neonatal Unit". Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  21. ^ "Nick Jonas ward". Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  22. ^ "Northbrook Children and Young People's Unit". Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  23. ^ "Shawford Ward (Respiratory)". Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  24. ^ "Treatment Centre". Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  25. ^ "St Cross ward (planned major orthopaedic surgery)". Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  26. ^ "Twyford Ward — Hyper Acute Stroke Unit". Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  27. ^ "Victoria Ward (Gastroenterology and Endocrinology)". Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  28. ^ "Wainwright ward". Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  29. ^ "Wykeham ward". Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  30. ^ "Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust inspection report" (PDF). CQC. p. 17. Retrieved 26 September 2018.

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