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Manchester Royal Infirmary

In July 2009, we opened a new wing of the Manchester Royal Infirmary which completed the redevelopment of our Adult Services. 

The new wing, which is located alongside the other three new hospitals, houses new wards for:

  • Acute Medicine
  • Haemotology
  • Renal Services
  • the Elective Treatment Centre

It also includes a new Multi-Faith Centre which has a dedicated Prayer and Worship Space.

The new development has enhanced the existing MRI which now provides over 750 adult acute beds.

In 2007, we opened the first phase of the New Development which included;
The new Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit (CSITU) at the Manchester Royal Infirmary was officially opened in November 2007 by Professor Roger Boyle CBE, the NHS National Director for Heart Disease and Stroke.  Professor Boyle met staff and patients in the new five-bedded CSITU and also saw a new specialist operating theatre.  The CSITU and theatre will help to increase the number of heart operations that the Manchester Heart Centre (MHC) can undertake by around 50 per cent over the next few years, as well as to reduce waiting times for surgery.  The Manchester Heart Centre provides both a range of cardiac surgery and cardiology services. The cardiology element of the service also relocated to a state-of-the-art facility as part of the New Hospitals Development scheme.

The UK's most advanced unit for treating patients with kidney disease
was officially opened on Friday 18th May 2007 at the Manchester
Royal Infirmary (MRI).  The new Renal Dialysis Unit has state-of-the-art dialysis facilities which can treat 25 patients at a time. Each patient needs dialysis three times a week, and the unit operates morning, afternoon and evening sessions six days a week.  The Renal Dialysis Unit was opened by long-term patient Dennis Crane MBE, North Region Advocacy Officer of the National Kidney Federation.

A new Rheumatology Unit named after the first Professor of Rheumatology in the UK was opened by his widow on Friday 20th April 2007 at Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI).
Professor Kellgren, former Dean of the Medical School, helped establish the first University Department of Rheumatology in the country at the MRI in the late 1940s. This department has been and continues to be at the cutting edge of research into rheumatic conditions.  

These purpose-built buildings have been planned to ensure efficient clinical adjacencies and functional use, such as renal ward and dialysis units next to each other.