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The hospital under construction in 2005

The hospital was procured under a Private Finance Initiative contract to replace Harold Wood Hospital, Oldchurch Hospital, Rush Green Hospital and St George's Hospital, Havering in 2004. It was designed by Jonathan Bailey Associates and built by Bovis Lend Lease at a cost of £312 million on Rom Valley Way, near the now demolished Romford Ice Arena.[1][2] Construction was completed in October 2006.[3]


The hospital comprises four connected large circular buildings and a one-level building. There are five floors in the facility:[4]


In July 2013 the Care Quality Commission issued a formal warning about the hospital, particularly for the accident and emergency department.[5] In March 2017, after receiving a positive review from the care quality commission, the hospital was taken out of special measures and praised by the commission for its work in a number of areas. [6]


The hospital serves as a teaching hospital for medical students from the American University of the Caribbean and Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.[7][8]


London Buses routes 5, 103, 128, 174, 175, 193, 294, 365, 496, 498 and 499 serve the hospital.[9] The nearest railway station is Romford on the Great Eastern Main Line and the nearest London Underground station is Elm Park on the District line.[10]

Patient entertainmentEdit

The hospital has an in-house hospital radio station operated by Bedrock.[11] The service is free of charge to the in-patients. Bedrock previously served Oldchurch Hospital and Harold Wood Hospital until the new Queen's Hospital opened in 2006. Hospital Radio in Havering has been operating since 14 February 1964.[12]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Queen's Hospital, Romford, Essex, United Kingdom". Healthcare Design. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  2. ^ "New Romford Hospital". RIBA. Archived from the original on 14 April 2018. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Queen's (Romford) Hospital, UK". HICL Infrastructure. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Site Map". Queen's Hospital. Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  5. ^ Richard Gray (10 July 2013). "A&E patients forced to wait more than 14 hours at struggling hospital". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  6. ^ Ralph Blackburn (7 March 2017). "Queen's hospital trust out of special measures". Romford Recorder. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  7. ^ "US and International Clinical Sites & Hospitals". American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Key Facts - Medicine MBBS 5 Years (A100) - Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry". Queen Mary University of London. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  9. ^ "Planning your journey". Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. March 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 June 2019.
  11. ^ "Bedrock". Charity Commission. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Celebrating 50 years of Hospital Radio in Havering in 2014". Bedrock Radio. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2018.

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