Worcestershire Royal Hospital

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Worcestershire Royal Hospital
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
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Worcestershire Royal Hospital
Worcestershire Royal Hospital is located in Worcestershire
Worcestershire Royal Hospital
Shown in Worcestershire
LocationCharles Hastings Way, Worcester, Worcestershire, England
Coordinates52°11′27″N 2°10′54″W / 52.19094°N 2.18164°W / 52.19094; -2.18164Coordinates: 52°11′27″N 2°10′54″W / 52.19094°N 2.18164°W / 52.19094; -2.18164
Care systemNHS England
Hospital typeDistrict General
Emergency departmentYes
ListsHospitals in England

The Worcestershire Royal Hospital is an acute general hospital located in Charles Hastings Way in Worcester operated by the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, currently under the leadership of Chair Sir David Nicholson KCB CBE and chief executive Matthew Hopkins.


The original hospital, known as the Worcester Infirmary, was built in 1771.[1] A new wing of the hospital which included operating theatres, an orthopaedic department and pathology department was opened by the Prince of Wales in 1932.[1] It became the Worcester Royal Infirmary at that time.[1]

A new hospital was procured under a Private Finance Initiative contract to replace the Worcester Royal Infirmary in 1999.[1] The new hospital was designed by Anshen Dyer,[2] built by Bovis Construction[3] at a cost of £85 million[4] and opened in March 2002.[5] Expansion took place when the Worcestershire Oncology Centre opened on the site in January 2015.[6]


The hospital is located in Charles Hastings Way, named after Charles Hastings, a leading physician.[7] It has 500 beds and nine operating theatres.[8] Facilities management services are provided by ISS.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d "Hospitals in Worcester- timeline". BBC. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Worcester Royal Infirmary: Case study 2". The Birmingham Post. 22 July 2002. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Worcester Bovis takes PFI hospital". Construction News. 1 April 1999. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  4. ^ "NHS capital expenditure and the private finance initiative—expansion or contraction?" (PDF). British Medical Journal. 3 July 1999. p. 49. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Worcestershire Royal Hospital – PFI Factsheet" (PDF). What do they know?. 1 July 2012. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Worcestershire Oncology Centre has treated nearly 3,000 radiotherapy patients since it opened". Worcester News. 18 October 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  7. ^ Bartrip, P. W. J. "Hastings, Sir Charles (1794–1866)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Worcestershire Royal Hospital". Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. Retrieved 1 April 2018.

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