Queen Elizabeth II Hospital
|Queen Elizabeth II Hospital|
|East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust|
The old Queen Elizabeth II hospital
|Location||Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom|
|Care system||Public NHS|
|Affiliated university||University of Hertfordshire|
|Emergency department||No Accident & Emergency|
|Lists||Hospitals in England|
The facility, which replaced the Welwyn Garden City Cottage Hospital in Church Road, was opened by the Queen in July 1963. All inpatient and emergency services were transferred to the Lister Hospital at Stevenage in October 2014.
The Trust decided to commission modern facilities, known as the "New QEII Hospital", at a cost of £30 million. 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.
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.
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