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Ealing Hospital

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Care system  Public NHS
Beds  ~358
Opened  5 November 1979
Founded  1992
Hospital type  District General
Website  www.lnwh.nhs.uk
Phone  +44 20 8967 5000
Affiliated university  Imperial College London
Ealing Hospital
Location  Southall, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Emergency department  Yes Accident & Emergency
Address  Uxbridge Rd, Southall UB1 3HW, UK
Similar  West London Mental H, Imperial College London, St Mark's Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital, Chelsea and Westmins

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Ealing Hospital is a district general NHS hospital, part of London North West Healthcare NHS Trust, located in the Southall district of the London Borough of Ealing, west London, England. It lies on the south side of the Uxbridge Road 8.5 miles west of central London. It sits between Southall town to the west and Hanwell to the east. It is built on land that was once part of Hanwell Asylum, now St. Bernard's Hospital which is run by West London Mental Health (NHS) Trust.

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The general hospital has around 358 beds.

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History

There have been various iterations of a hospital on the site since 1869.

The present Ealing District Hospital was built in the late 1970s and opened 5 November 1979. Occupying part of St. Bernard's Hospital former grounds, the whole complex was renamed Ealing Hospital. At the same time, the King Edward Memorial was closed along with the nearby Hanwell Cottage Hospital in Green Lane and many of the services provided by the Southall-Norwood Hospital on The Green were transferred to the new hospital. It existed as an independent trust from 1992 to 2014. The adjacent St. Bernard's Hospital regaining its old identity to provide mental health services once more.

Merger

In October 2014, as part of a drive towards efficiency savings in the NHS, Ealing Hospital NHS Trust merged with The North West London Hospitals NHS Trust. Ealing Hospital is undergoing a merger process that will see acute services distributed between itself, Northwick Park and St Mark's Hospital, and Central Middlesex Hospital. It is anticipated that there will be a phased removal of acute care services from Ealing Hospital in the medium to long term, with discussions currently ongoing about the closure of maternity services.

Quality of care

In 2008 Ealing hospital trust was listed last out of the 165 trusts in England in a survey of patients' ratings of the level of care. Director of Nursing Paul Reeves said that the data was collected in August 2007 and the trust was addressing the issues with a series of action plans.

A 2008 report by the independent body Patient Environment Action Team (PEAT) gave Ealing Hospital NHS Trust an “excellent” rating for food, and a "good" score for hygiene. The PEAT inspection team is made up of NHS staff including nurses, doctors and service managers and public and patient representatives.

In 2008/09 Ealing Hospital did well in a Dr Foster patient safety enquiry achieving a band 4 - better than many other hospitals in the surrounding area.

In September 2014, following the closure of nearby Emergency Departments at Central Middlesex and Hammersmith Hospitals, there was a significant increase in pressure on surrounding departments, including at Ealing Hospital, where the percentage of patients being seen under 4 hours fell to 67.8%. An independent review is ongoing about the impact the decision to close these departments has had on emergency care in the North West London area.

Care UK runs an urgent care centre on the site which was investigated by ITV’s Exposure programme in July 2015.

Partnerships

The hospital maintains an academic partnership with Hammersmith Hospital (NHS) Trust and Moorfields Eye Hospital (NHS) Foundation Trust. On the same grounds is the Moorfields Eye Hospital Unit which serves as the local ophthalmic service.

References

Ealing Hospital Wikipedia


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