Homerton University Hospital
|Homerton University Hospital|
|Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust|
|Location||Homerton, Hackney, London, England|
|Care system||National Health Service|
|Affiliated university||Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry|
|Founded||1870, 1986 current site|
|Lists||Hospitals in England|
The hospital has its origins in the Homerton Fever Hospital, which opened at the north of the current site in December 1870. A smallpox hospital, built on adjacent land, opened in February 1871. The two facilities merged as the Eastern Fever Hospital in 1884 and a new isolation block was built in 1935. The hospital joined the National Health Service in 1948 as the Eastern Hospital and became increasingly focused on neurological patients before closing down in 1982.
Construction of the new Homerton Hospital began in 1982 and was completed in July 1986. The hospital was built at a cost of £20 million and was opened by the Princess Royal in March 1987. As well as replacing the Eastern Hospital, the new hospital replaced the Mothers' Hospital at Mare Street in Hackney, which closed in 1986, and the German Hospital on Dalston Road, which closed in 1987.
Clinical throughput increased further when the Hackney Hospital on Homerton High Street closed in 1995 and services were transferred to the current site.
The hospital services the East London borough of Hackney and also the City of London. Specialist care is provided in obstetrics, neonatology, fetal medicine, laparoscopic surgery, fertility, bariatric surgery, obesity surgery and neurorehabilitation.
The hospital directly employs 3500 staff. The hospital received "excellent" both for service quality and use of resources in the Care Quality Commission (CQC) ratings and top rating of 3 stars with the Healthcare Commission in 2009-10. It holds the level 2 NHS Litigation Authority rating for safety for both general and maternity services.
In October 2013 as a result of the Keogh Review the Trust was put into the highest risk category by the Care Quality Commission however the first CQC report following rated the A&E dept as 'outstanding'.
Homerton University Hospital serves as teaching hospital for undergraduate students from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry as well as radiography students from City, University of London. It also provides post graduate training in all major specialities.
London Buses routes 26, 30, 236, 242, 276, 308, 394, 425, 488 and W15 serve the hospital. Located within a 5 minute walk from the hospital is Homerton railway station on the North London Line, with frequent services operated by London Overground.
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