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The Workhouse Board Offices

The hospital has its origins in the local workhouse designed by Arthur Marshall; the foundation stone was laid by the chairman of the Board of Guardians in September 1900 and it opened in September 1903.[1] The design ensured that the workhouse had infirmary facilities in the north end of the site and the infirmary joined the National Health Service as the New Cross Hospital in 1948.[2]

The first phase of the modern hospital,[3] built by Alfred McAlpine, was completed in 1970.[4] It became the main acute general hospital for Wolverhampton when the Royal Hospital closed in June 1997.[5]

In October 2004 a Heart and Lung Centre costing £57 million was opened on the site, the United Kingdom's first purpose built specialist heart centre.[6] In November 2015 a new accident and emergency facility, built by Kier Group and costing £38 million,[7] opened at the hospital.[8]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The New Cross Workhouse". Workhouses. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  2. ^ "New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton". National Archives. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Wolverhampton District General Hospital". 21 July 1976. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  4. ^ Gray, p. 184
  5. ^ "Royal Hospital, Wolverhampton". History website. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  6. ^ "£57m heart and lung centre opens". BBC. 3 October 2004. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  7. ^ "New A&E Centre at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton". O'Brien Contractors. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  8. ^ "New £38million A&E opens at Wolverhampton's New Cross Hospital". ITV. 25 November 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2018.

SourcesEdit

  • Gray, Tony (1987). The Road to Success: Alfred McAlpine 1935 - 1985. Rainbird Publishing.

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