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Royal Derby Hospital is one of two teaching hospitals in the city of Derby, the other being the London Road Community Hospital. It is managed by the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.[1]

Royal Derby Hospital
Royal Derby Hospital Facade.jpg
Royal Derby Hospital Main Entrance
Royal Derby Hospital is located in Derbyshire
Royal Derby Hospital
Shown in Derbyshire
LocationDerby, England
Care systemNHS
Hospital typeTeaching
Affiliated universityUniversity of Nottingham medical school
Emergency departmentYes
ListsHospitals in England


The old Derby City General Hospital in 2005

The original hospital on the site was the Derby City General Hospital, which was built in the 1927[2] and latterly focused on maternity and children's care.[3] The hospital, which had become quite dilapidated, was demolished in September 2006.[4]

A new hospital was procured under a Private Finance Initiative contract to replace both the Derby City General Hospital and the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary in 2003. The new hospital was built by Skanska at a cost of £333 million.[5] It was opened by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in April 2010.[6]


The new hospital has 1,159 acute beds and 35 operating theatres.[5] It provides 200 single en-suite rooms and 4-bed bays for patients on its wards.[6] Derbyshire Children's Hospital is co-located on the Royal Derby Hospital site.[7] The hospital is a major teaching centre for the University of Nottingham medical school including the graduate entry medical school (which is based at the Royal Derby Hospital site).[8]

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  1. ^ "Welcome". University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Spooked hospital calls in an exorcist". Metro. 30 January 2009. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  3. ^ "NHS Royal Derby Hospital case study". BT. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Demolition of the Derby City General Trust Headquarters". You Tube. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Huge PFI hospital for Derby". BBC. 3 September 2003. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Royal Derby Hospital". Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Children's Hospital". Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Royal Derby Hospital". University of Nottingham. Retrieved 14 April 2018.

Coordinates: 52°54′41″N 1°30′55″W / 52.9114°N 1.5153°W / 52.9114; -1.5153