Warwick Hospital on Lakin Road in the northwest of Warwick, Warwickshire, England is run by South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust.[1]

Warwick Hospital
South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust
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The main entrance on Lakin Road, Warwick.
Warwick Hospital is located in Warwickshire
Warwick Hospital
Shown In Warwickshire
Geography
LocationWarwick, Warwickshire, England
Coordinates52°17′25″N 1°35′01″W / 52.2903°N 1.5836°W / 52.2903; -1.5836Coordinates: 52°17′25″N 1°35′01″W / 52.2903°N 1.5836°W / 52.2903; -1.5836
Organisation
Care systemNHS
Hospital typeGeneral
Affiliated universityWarwick Medical School
Services
Emergency departmentYes
Beds350
History
Opened1848
Links
Websitewww.swft.nhs.uk/our-hospitals/warwick-hospital

HistoryEdit

The facility has its origins in the infirmary built for the Warwick Union Poorhouse in Union Road (now Lakin Road) in 1848.[2] The infirmary was extended in 1857 and 1876 with a chapel and mortuary following in 1883.[2] A new purpose-built hospital was completed in 1903 and the old workhouse, which became known as the Warwick Public Assistance Institution, was integrated into the new hospital after 1930.[2] The hospital joined the National Health Service in 1948 and the Public Assistance Institution ceased to operate as a separate body from 1949.[3]

The main maternity unit for the district was moved from Warneford Hospital in Leamington Spa to Warwick in 1993.[4] A new cancer centre known as the Aylesford Unit opened in a dedicated building in February 2010.[5] The hospital also started work on a new birthing centre in 2018.[6]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "How to get there". NHS: South Warwickshire General Hospitals NHS Trust. Archived from the original on 12 November 2008. Retrieved 20 April 2008.
  2. ^ a b c "Warwick". Workhouses. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Warwick Public Assistance Institution, Warwick". National Archives. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Remembering the Warneford". District Advertiser. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  5. ^ "New Cancer Unit a Warwick Hospital, Warwickshire Life". Warwickshire Life. 7 February 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Work starts on hospital's new birthing centre". Stratford Herald. 16 January 2018. Retrieved 27 October 2018.

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