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University College Hospital University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Hospital building Geography Location Fitzrovia, London, United Kingdom Organisation Care system NHS Hospital type Teaching Affiliated university University College London Services Emergency department Yes Beds 665 History Founded 1834 Links Website http://www.uclh.nhs.uk/ Lists
University College Hospital (UCH) is a teaching hospital located in London, United Kingdom. It is part of the University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and is closely associated with University College London (UCL).
The hospital has 665 in-patient beds, 12 operating theatres and houses the largest single critical care unit in the NHS. The Accident & Emergency department sees approximately 80,000 patients a year. It is a major teaching hospital and a key location for the UCL Medical School. It is also a major centre for medical research and part of both the UCLH/UCL Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre and the UCL Partners academic health science centre.
The hospital is located on Euston Road in the Fitzrovia area of Central London, adjacent to the main campus of UCL. The nearest London Underground station is Euston Square, with Warren Street and Goodge Street nearby.
The hospital was founded as the 'North London Hospital' in 1834, eight years after UCL (then known as the London University), in order to provide clinical training for the "medical classes" of the university, after a refusal by the governors of the Middlesex Hospital to allow students access to that hospital's wards. It soon became known as University College Hospital.
In 1835 Robert Liston became the first professor of clinical surgery at UCH, and the first major operation under ether in Europe was conducted at the hospital by Liston on 21 December 1846. UCH was split from UCL in 1905, and a new hospital building designed by Alfred Waterhouse, known as the Cruciform Building, was opened in 1906. UCH merged with the National Dental Hospital in 1914, and the Royal Ear Hospital in 1920. In 1994 UCH became part of the University College London Hospitals NHS Trust. The hospital site at the Cruciform Building was closed in 1995 and the building purchased by UCL, for use as the home for the Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research and pre-clinical teaching facilities for the UCL Medical School.
A major new £422 million, 75,822 m² hospital was opened in 2005, constructed by a partnership between AMEC, Balfour Beatty and Interserve under the Private Finance Initiative. In November 2008, the £70 million University College Hospital Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing was opened, allowing the hospital to offer all women's health services in one place (with the exception of some breast and gynaecology services).
The following services are currently provided at the hospital:
- Accident & emergency
- Cancer care
- Critical care
- General surgery
- General medicine
- General neurology
- Paediatrics and adolescents
- Sterile Services
- Francis Crick Institute
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- UCL Partners
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