List of Hospitals in Welwyn Garden City - England (UK)

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Queen Elizabeth II Hospital

The Queen Elizabeth II hospital also known locally as the QEII in Welwyn Garden City is one of three hospitals, along with a regional cancer centre, that is run by the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust. The other two hospitals are the Lister in Stevenage and Hertford County in Hertford; the Trust also manages the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre in Northwood, Middlesex. The QEII is a district general hospital situated in Welwyn Garden City, in the south of Hertfordshire. It has approximately 350 beds and provides a range of core NHS medical and surgical specialties. The general surgical and medical wards are supported by intensive care and high dependency units, as well as full pathology and diagnostic services - including gastrointestinal endoscopy and bronchoscopy.

Acute medicine runs a medical admissions unit which is supported by ambulatory care services to ensure that where appropriate patients referred to the specialty, they are managed via an ambulatory pathway rather than a traditional bed-based service. As part of an approved, wider acute services reconfiguration programme, all inpatient and emergency services will be transferred to the Lister hospital in Stevenage, which is in the middle of a £150 million transformation project that is due to be completed by 2014. This is when the Lister will become the main acute hospital for all of east, south and north Hertfordshire, as well as parts of Bedfordshire. NHS Hertfordshire is building a new QEII hospital, also by 2014, which will provide outpatient, diagnostic, ante/post natal and local A&E services These changes will be happening in a phased approach over the next few years, with the following taking place between August 2011 and April 2012:

  • August 2011 QEII's coronary care unit moved to the Lister, where the Trust's main cardiology unit is now based;
  • August 2011 QEII's hyper acute rehabilitation ward moved to the Lister to create the Trust's first full stroke unit service;
  • September 2011 majority of adult day and short stay inpatient orthopaedic surgery will transfer to the £47 million new Lister Surgicentre, which is being run by the NHS' independent sector partner, Clinicenta;
  • October 2011 all of the Trust's adult ophthalmology services (outpatient, surgery and urgent eye care service) at the QEII will transfer to the Lister Surgicentre;
  • October 2011 all of the Trust's remaining day case surgery will transfer to a dedicated unit at the QEII, all emergency general, gynaecology and orthopaedic surgery will be centralised at the Lister, with all of the Trust's emergency fractured hip surgery taking place at a single unit at the QEII;
  • October 2011 all inpatient births from the QEII will happen at the Trust's new £16 million maternity unit, which has co-located consultant and midwife-led units;
  • October 2011 the QEII's special care baby unit is also moving to the new Lister maternity unit;
  • January 2012 (subject to final confirmation) all overnight adult emergency cases routed to the Lister's emergency department, leaving the QEII with a local A&E service capable of treating non life-threatening illnesses and injuries between 8.00pm and 8.00am daily
  • January 2012 (subject to final confirmation) no children's emergency department services at the QEII, with this service being provided at the Lister's dedicated children's unit only and the QEII having rapid access follow-up clinics.

Planned inpatient surgery, other than gynaecology, remains unchanged at the QEII, as will all outpatient services other than for ophthalmology. There are three operating theatres in the QEII's main surgical suite, with a further theatre used for minor operations. The Queens Wing is a purpose-built dedicated day case facility, comprising of two theatres, a twin-room endoscopy suite and recovery space for 20 patients. Princes Wing is also a purpose-built facility within the hospital, this time being a dedicated orthopaedic unit. It contains 54 beds and has its own x-ray service and two specialist operating theatres. The hospital has a range of radiological facilities including a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner, ultrasound, a CT suite and DEXA scanner for bone densitometry. An acute elderly medical unit, along with a day hospital, are located on the QEII site, as is the 16-bedded Isabel hospice. Although operated independently from the Trust, the hospice receives medical cover from the hospital.

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Category: NHS Hospitals
Hospital Address: Howlands, Welwyn Garden City, England
Postal Code :AL7 4HQ
Phone Number :01707 328 111

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