Monday, 25 June 2012

Top Ten Hospitals In UK

1. St. George's Hospital in Tooting, England. Considered one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK, St. George's Hospital shares a main facility with the well-known St. George's University of London.

A member of the National Health Service, St. George's was founded in 1733, and offers a variety of services—from maternity and trauma care to neurology, renal transplantation and cardiac care. This hospital has about 1,000 beds and boasts of having one of four major trauma centers and one of eight hyper-acute stroke units in London.

2. King's College Hospital in the London Borough of Southwalk. Originally opened in 1840, King's College Hospital (or King's) was first used as a training facility for students of King's College. Records say that during this UK hospital's early years, it was treating as many as 1290 inpatients in just 120 beds. It was granted the status of ‘teaching hospital' in 1948. To date, this hospital has 950 beds and about 2075 nurses.

3. Hospital of St. John and St. Elizabeth in St. John's Wood, London. This UK hospital was founded in 1856 and is one of the largest independent charity hospitals in the United Kingdom. The hospital has about 600 highly qualified specialists who cater to both inpatients and outpatients.

4. The Wellington Hospital in St. John's Wood, London. Privacy meets premier healthcare in one of the most modern private hospitals in the UK. This multi-specialty private hospital boasts of 266 registered beds, 20 intensive care unit beds, 11 operating theaters and 27 consulting rooms, among others.

5. St. James University Hospital in West Yorkshire, England. Popularly known as Jimmy's, the St. James University Hospital is probably UK's most famous facility because of a documentary series also titled Jimmy's, which was aired from 1987 to 1994. It is considered the largest teaching UK hospital in Europe, and boasts of being the location of the first living-related donor liver transplant of the National Health Society.

6. The Royal Manchester Children's Hospital in Oxford Road, Manchester. This is considered as one of the hospitals in the UK for child healthcare. From the inspiring vision of Humphrey Booth in 1908, this hospital has grown from a humble infirmary to the specialized institution that it is today. The Royal Manchester Hospital sees about 135,000 patient visits each year and will open additional beds in its Intensive Care Unit in 2011.

7. The London Bridge Hospital at Tooley Street, London. This hospital has been offering modern and advanced health care to patients since 1986. Overlooking Thames River, the London Bridge Hospital features over 100 en-suite rooms and a professionally registered staff. Parts of the hospital were once a warehouse and shipping offices in the 1860s. Today, The London Bridge Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in the UK.

8. The Lister Hospital at Chelsea Bridge Road. Known internationally for its premium service, The Lister Hospital offers high-quality healthcare, from gynecology and orthopedic surgery to general care and dermatology. Its namesake was Joseph Lister, a remarkable surgeon who made it his vision to search for a germ-free environment. He was knighted by Queen Victoria for successfully operating on her.

9. Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital at Bolsover Street, London. Considered the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK, the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital provides patients with various musculoskeletal healthcare. This hospital is also one of the best teaching facilities for orthopaedic surgeons in the UK, with more than 20% of all orthopaedic surgeons receiving training for RNOH.

10. Whiston Hospital at Presscot, Merseyside. One of the largest hospitals in the UK hasn't been completed yet. With decades of history behind it (the original structure was built in 1843 as a Victorian work house for the poor), the Whiston Hospital is undergoing a complete makeover. It is set to be completed in 2011, with a floor area of 75,000 square meters.

Choose only the best (and largest) UK hospitals for premium healthcare. The list above can help you decide where to go.

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