Amersham Hospital

Amersham Hospital is located in Amersham, Buckinghamshire. It is one of three hospitals in the Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

Amersham Hospital
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
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Amersham Hospital
Amersham Hospital is located in Buckinghamshire
Amersham Hospital
Shown in Buckinghamshire
LocationAmersham, Buckinghamshire, England
Coordinates51°39′46″N 0°37′17″W / 51.6629°N 0.6214°W / 51.6629; -0.6214Coordinates: 51°39′46″N 0°37′17″W / 51.6629°N 0.6214°W / 51.6629; -0.6214
Care systemNational Health Service
Emergency departmentNo
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The Haleacre unit

An infirmary, which replaced the limited medical facilities in the local workhouse, was built at a cost of £3,400 with 34 beds and opened in 1906.[1] It was renamed St Mary's Hospital in 1924 and extended in 1929.[1] The site, which was further extended by wooden huts during the Second World War, became the Amersham General Hospital in 1948.[1]

A new building to accommodate out-patients and casualties was opened in 1959, a new geriatric block was opened in 1967 and a new suite of operating theatres was opened in 1983.[1] The Haleacre unit, which is guarded by high metal fencing and visibly secure fixtures and fittings inside and provides in-patient care for mentally ill people,[2] opened in 1992.[1]

A redevelopment scheme over much of the site was procured under a Private Finance Initiative contract in the late 1990s. 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]

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  1. ^ a b c d e "Amersham Hospital". Lost hospitals of Lonson. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Haleacre mental health unit could be closed". Bucks Free Press. 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. Archived from the original on 2 April 2018. Retrieved 2 April 2018.

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