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Good Hope Hospital

HistoryEdit

The hospital has its origins in a Victorian house built for the Rev. Riland Bedford, the local rector, in 1882.[1] Originally known as Broomieclose, it became known as Good Hope House after a change of ownership in 1912.[1] It was converted into a convalescent centre in 1943[2] and two single-storey wards were added in the 1950s to act as a facility for the potential evacuation of patients from Birmingham in the event of a nuclear attack.[2] The Sheldon Unit and the Fothergill Block were added in 1967, the Richard Salt Unit opened in 1971 and new facilities for endoscopy, outpatients and diagnostic services followed in 2005.[2]

ServicesEdit

Good Hope is a teaching hospital with library and learning facilities in the Partnership Learning Centre, which is part-funded by the Medical School of the University of Birmingham.[3] It has accident and emergency facilities.[3]

In 2017 the Care Quality Commission rated the Good Hope Hospital as requiring improvement.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Good Hope". Sutton Coldfield Local History Research Group. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Wilcox, David. "History of Good Hope Hospital". Sutton Coldfield.net. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Good Hope Hospital". University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  4. ^ Good Hope Hospital

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