Walsall Manor Hospital

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Walsall Manor Hospital
Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
Walsall Manor Hospital 2.jpg
The new hospital
Walsall Manor Hospital is located in West Midlands county
Walsall Manor Hospital
Location within West Midlands
Geography
LocationWalsall, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates52°34′58″N 2°00′02″W / 52.582726°N 2.00047°W / 52.582726; -2.00047Coordinates: 52°34′58″N 2°00′02″W / 52.582726°N 2.00047°W / 52.582726; -2.00047
Organisation
Care systemPublic NHS
Hospital typeAcute hospital
Services
Beds550[1]
History
Founded1896
Links
ListsHospitals in England

Walsall Manor Hospital is an acute general hospital in Walsall, West Midlands managed by the Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust.

History[edit]

The old hospital

The hospital has its origins in an infirmary built for the Central Union Workhouse in 1896.[2] After becoming the Manor Hospital in 1928, it expanded through conversion for clinical use of an old nurse's block in the 1930's and of an old recreational hall in the 1960's.[2] A new geriatric block was opened in 1973 and the West Wing was opened by Princess Diana in 1991.[2]

A redevelopment of the site was procured under a Private Finance Initiative contract in 2007. The works, which were designed by Steffian Bradley[3] and carried out by Skanska at a cost of £174 million, were completed in 2010.[4]

A new "dementia friendly" ward opened in May 2015[5] and a transitional care unit for new-born babies opened at the hospital in February 2017.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manor Hospital". Care Quality Commission. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Hospitals". The History of Walsall. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Walsall Manor Hospital Redevelopment Project". RIBA. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Walsall's new £174million hospital is leading the green revolution". Birmingham Mail. 24 October 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Trust officially opens £multi-million ward". Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust. 18 May 2015. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  6. ^ "New baby unit opens at Walsall Manor Hospital". Express and Star. 8 February 2017. Retrieved 5 May 2018.

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