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The New Development

All four of our new hospitals are up and running now, which marks the last major phase of the four year, £500 million new hospitals development.

This was a huge operation involving our own move team, North West Ambulance Service and Greater Manchester Police. Every move was planned down to every meticulous detail with the hub of activity being in the Gold Command Centre based in the new Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. The new Royal Manchester Children's Hospital opened on 11th June. It is the largest children's hospital in the UK with 371 beds.  See the special Manchester Evening News Supplement  published/UserUpload/file/MEN%20Supplement.pdf

The new wing of the Manchester Royal Infirmary opened on 11th July 2009 and includes purpose-built isolation rooms for renal patients and the facility for in-patients to receive dialysis treatment on their ward. The number of beds in haematology will increase from 18 to 22 and will benefit from a new spinal treatment room and improved isolation facilities.

The new Saint Mary's Hospital which opened on 13th July, houses 162 beds and includes a larger maternity unit with eight en-suite delivery rooms with the capacity to deliver an additional 1,500 babies a year (nearly 7,000 in total). Care is provided for women from pre-conception through pregnancy, childbirth and during the postnatal period. A state-of-the-art newborn intensive care facility offers an increased number of cots and allows optimised care for sick newborn infants. Other services moving to the new hospital include genetics, gynaecology, the Sexual Assault Referral Centre, radiology and enhanced birthing facilities such as a birthing pool.

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital opened on 8th August 2009, and is one of the largest eye teaching hospitals in Europe. Globally acknowledged as a centre of excellence, the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital is renowned for its pioneering work in all aspects of ophthalmology, including out-patient care, surgery and education. It provides secondary and tertiary care to residents of Greater Manchester and beyond and provides an extensive range of services and facilities for both adults and children.