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Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) was formed in 1752. It had 12 beds and began in a small house in the city centre.
We are now a large teaching hospital for Manchester
University's Medical School, and a specialist regional centre for
kidney and pancreas transplants, haematology and sickle cell
disease. Our Heart Centre is a major provider of cardiac services
in the region, specialising in cardiothoracic surgery and
The Accident & Emergency Department sees around 145,000 patients each year.
We are proud at the MRI to boast many medical breakthroughs, the most recent being the first in the UK to carry out urology surgery using a handheld robotic device and fully 3D system. We have also celebrated becoming the first centre to implant 1,000 cochlear implants and carry out 4,000 renal transplants. The Manchester Diabetes Centre was established in April 1988 and was the first of its kind in the UK and our Heart Centre boasts a Rapid Access Blackout clinic, believed to be the first in the world.
The MRI, together with Royal Manchester Children's Hospital are the only hospitals in the region which undertake kidney transplantation and in 2008 the MRI celebrated 4000 transplants over 40 years of service.