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The Queen Elizabeth II hospital – or the QEII as it is known locally, is located in Welwyn Garden City and managed by East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.

Queen Elizabeth II Hospital
East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
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The old Queen Elizabeth II hospital
Queen Elizabeth II Hospital is located in Hertfordshire
Queen Elizabeth II Hospital
Shown in Hertfordshire
LocationWelwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates51°46′58″N 0°11′14″W / 51.78278°N 0.18722°W / 51.78278; -0.18722Coordinates: 51°46′58″N 0°11′14″W / 51.78278°N 0.18722°W / 51.78278; -0.18722
Care systemPublic NHS
Hospital typeGeneral
Affiliated universityUniversity of Hertfordshire
Emergency departmentNo Accident & Emergency
ListsHospitals in England


The facility, which replaced the Welwyn Garden City Cottage Hospital in Church Road, was opened by the Queen in July 1963.[1] All inpatient and emergency services were transferred to the Lister Hospital at Stevenage in October 2014.[2]

The Trust decided to commission modern facilities, known as the "New QEII Hospital", at a cost of £30 million.[3] The new hospital was officially opened by Alistair Burt, the then Minister for Community and Social Care, and Simon Stevens, the Chief Executive of NHS England, on 6 November 2015.[4]

The old hospital was demolished and that part of the site was subsequently developed by Bellway in 2017.[3]


The new facility continues to provide GP services, outpatient clinics, diagnostic (radiology, pathology and endoscopy), a breast unit and antenatal and postnatal care, as well as a 24/7 urgent care centre.[5]

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  1. ^ "Welwyn Garden City Cottage Hospital, Welwyn Garden City". National Archives. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Grant Shapps MP says A&E closure at Welwyn's QEII hospital is a 'betrayal'". BBC. 1 October 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Welwyn Garden City's QEII Hospital remembered". Welwyn Hatfield Times. 19 April 2017. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Official opening of the New QEII hospital". East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Topping out ceremony celebrates progress in new Queen Elizabeth II hospital construction". Hertfordshire Mercury. 16 June 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2018.

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