Wycombe Hospital

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Wycombe Hospital
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
High Wycombe - geograph.org.uk - 92517.jpg
Wycombe Hospital (on the hill in the background)
Wycombe Hospital is located in Buckinghamshire
Wycombe Hospital
Shown in Buckinghamshire
Geography
LocationHigh Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates51°37′34″N 0°45′13″W / 51.6262°N 0.7536°W / 51.6262; -0.7536Coordinates: 51°37′34″N 0°45′13″W / 51.6262°N 0.7536°W / 51.6262; -0.7536
Organisation
Care systemPublic NHS
Hospital typeDistrict General
Services
Emergency departmentNo Accident & Emergency
Links
Websitehttp://www.buckshealthcare.nhs.uk/ Trust
ListsHospitals in England

Wycombe Hospital is located in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. It is one of two acute and 5 community hospitals managed by the Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

History[edit]

The original hospital built on Marlow Hill was the "High Wycombe War Memorial Hospital" which opened in 1923 and was extended in 1932.[1] The current hospital, Wycombe Hospital, was built in phases on a site adjacent to the old Memorial Hospital with Phase 1 being completed in 1966, Phase 2 being completed in 1969 and Phase 3 being completed in 1971.[1] An extension to the hospital was procured under a Private Finance Initiative contract in the late 1990s.[2] The construction work was carried out by Taylor Woodrow and completed in 2000 as part of a scheme across the South Buckinghamshire hospitals at a cost of some £45 million.[3][4]

The Accident and Emergency department was closed in 2005. A midwife-led birthing centre replaced the maternity unit and other services have been moved to the other hospitals run by the Trust. A campaign called Hand Back Our Hospital is attempting to restore services at the hospital.[5] More than 6000 people have signed a petition calling for the restoration of the casualty department.[6] Wycombe MP Steve Baker commissioned a report from the Durrow healthcare consultancy in 2014. This suggested that the hospital could be used for a "new generation" of casualty unit with an ambulance station integrated into the hospital and could offer GP appointments.[7]

On 25 September 2006, Wycombe Hospital was one of the first hospitals to change their patient administration system to the National Programme for IT's Care Records Service.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Baker, Steve. "A brief history of Wycombe Hospital". Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Wycombe General Hospital". Medical Architecture. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  3. ^ "NHS capital expenditure and the private finance initiative—expansion or contraction?" (PDF). British Medical Journal. 3 July 1999. p. 49. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  4. ^ "First private hospitals for NHS". The Independent. 27 November 1995. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Britain's Got Talent star delivers Save Wycombe Hospital mosaic to Downing Street - minus his puppet". Get Bucks. 10 November 2014. Retrieved 25 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Thousands sign petition to resurrect High Wycombe A&E centre". Get Bucks. 25 September 2014. Retrieved 25 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Report calls for 'new kind of casualty' at Wycombe Hospital". Bucks Free Press. 3 October 2014. Retrieved 25 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Department of Health: The National Programme for IT in the NHS". National Audit Office. 16 June 2006. Retrieved 2 April 2018.

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