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Interesting Facts

Here are some things you might not know about us:

Our hospitals

SMH Atrium

  • The Manchester Royal Infirmary is the oldest of the Trust's hospitals, with a history dating back to 1752
  • The Royal Manchester Children's Hospital is the largest of its kind in the UK
  • There were 8,318 babies born at Saint Mary's Hospital in 2012/13
  • We have completed over 4,000 transplants in our Renal Transplant Unit, making it the most experienced of its kind in the UK
  • The Trust is home to the UK's first centre of andrology, dealing with men's health and diseases, especially of the reproductive organs
  • The NHS was launched from Trafford General Hospital on 5th July 1948
  • Our Manchester Diabetes Centre was established in April 1988 and was the first of its kind in the UK
  • The Genetics Centre at Saint Mary's is one of the largest and most comprehensive mult-idisciplinary clinical genetics units in UK
  • Manchester Royal Eye Hospital is the second largest eye hospital in the country
  • Our Burns Unit at the Children's Hospital opened in 1953 and was the first of its kind in the UK. Today it is the largest specialist burns unit in the country

Activity for the year 1st April 2012 - 31st March 2013 includes:

A&E Attendances: 259,348

In-patients (emergency): 76,125

In-patients (planned): 18,789

Day Cases: 76,125

Out-patients: New: 274,375 Follow-up: 733,959 Total: 1,008,334

Number of operations/procedures: 174,974

Renal Transplants (including kidney/pancreas): 241

Research and innovation

  • Trust researchers produce over 600 peer-reviewed publications each year
  • Current research projects have attracted external funding of £20 million
  • Our Biomedical Research Centre links the Trust and The University of Manchester to form Europe's largest clinical academic campus
  • Researchers at the centre have discovered a new link between a rare childhood disorder and a common immune system disease
  • Another researcher at the centre has found the answer to a genetic problem causing accumulation of male hormones (called androgens) in women
  • We're using genes from fireflies and jellyfish to investigate possible causes of infertility and autoimmune diseases in humans

Our Focus

We are a very large and complex organisation.  Cutting through all of this, however, is our continued focused attention of three main themes:

- Patient safety and clinical quality

- Patient and staff experience

- Productivity and efficiency

The Divisions

- Children's (RMCH)

- Clinical and Scientific Services

- Corporate

- Dental

- Medicine and Community Services

- Ophthalmic (MREH)

- Research and Innovation

- Saint Mary's Hospital

- Specialist Medicine

- Surgical

- Trafford Hospitals