Royal Lancaster Infirmary

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Lancaster Royal Infirmary
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Trust
Location Lancaster, Lancashire, North West England, United Kingdom
Care system Public NHS
Hospital type Teaching
Emergency department Yes Accident & Emergency
Beds 491 [1]
Lists Hospitals in the United Kingdom

The Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI) is a hospital in the city of Lancaster, England.[2][3]

Hospital entrance

The Infirmary was opened in 1896 but has its origins in a dispensary which opened in the city in 1781 on Castle Hill and a fever hospital established in 1815. These two institutions combined in premises in Thurnham Street 1833-1896.[4]

The original building, by architects Paley and Austin, is grade II listed.[5] It lies to the south of the city centre, between the A6 road and the Lancaster Canal.

It is one of the hospitals of the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, an NHS foundation trust.[1] The trust also operates Furness General Hospital at Barrow-in-Furness; Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal; Queen Victoria Hospital (outpatients) in Morecambe; and Ulverston Community Health Centre (outpatients).[6]

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  1. ^ a b "Lancaster Royal Infirmary - Our hospitals - University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay". Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Cuts will cripple Royal Lancaster Infirmary warn medics". Lancaster Guardian. 14 June 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Norovirus outbreak hits Royal Lancaster Infirmary". The Visitor. 24 May 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Townships: Lancaster'". A History of the County of Lancaster:. 8. 1914. pp. 33–48. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Royal Lancaster Infirmary (Original Building), Lancaster". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Our hospitals". University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 

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Coordinates: 54°02′33″N 2°48′01″W / 54.0425°N 2.8003°W / 54.0425; -2.8003