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Leicester Royal Infirmary is close to Leicester city centre and has more than 1000 beds. It is one of three hospitals that make up University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, which also includes Leicester General Hospital and Glenfield Hospital. The Trust, known as Leicester Hospitals, is rated excellent for the quality of services by the Healthcare Commission, putting them top of the league for large acute teaching trusts in the country.
The Royal Bournemouth Hospital is part of The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which was originally formed in 1991 and became a foundation Trust in April, 2005. As well as being an acute hospital, rehabilitation and care of the elderly facilities are also provided. At Christchurch Hospital the stroke rehabilitation unit is known nationally for its work with stroke patients. It achieved Beacon Status in 2000 and in 2005 received PDU (Practice Development Unit) accreditation. Recently at the Royal Bournemouth, a new state-of-the-art cardiac unit has opened which has expanded capacity for coronary angiography and provided two new services - coronary angioplasty and electrophysiology. The hospital also has a state-of-the-art scanner suite with four scanners providing faster diagnosis and treatment for patients with a wide range of diseases.
The Spire Alexandra Hospital is a private facility with 40 beds. It has two major operating theatres and a dedicated Endoscopy suite The hospital has BUPA approved surgical services for breast and colorectal and Gynae cancers. It does not, however, offer chemotherapy, radiotherapy or palliative care. The hospital does not perform surgery on children under three, but it does operate on children from three to 16 years of age. There are always at least two members of staff with Paediatric Advanced Life Support Training on site at any one time.
Stepping Hill Hospital is part of Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. The trust has been awarded three stars in the NHS Performance Ratings and was one of the first ten NHS Foundation Trusts in the country. The trust presently has 12,000 members and now includes the new
The hospital, in Carlisle city centre, offers specialties including cosmetic surgery, dernmatology, general surgery, orthopaedicsand a range of complementary therapies. A day ward caters for those staying less than four hours.
Amersham Hospital is part of Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust, which includes Stoke Mandeville and Wycombe hospitals. The Trust offers a total of 833 inpatient and day case beds across these hospitals.
The 465-bed Gartnavel General Hospital operates in close partnership with the Western Infirmary. A broad range of medical and surgical sub-specialities are provided, supported by an eight-theatre inpatient operating department. As the base for many of West Glasgow's ambulatory care facilities, Gartnavel has a four-theatre day surgery unit, endoscopy suite, imaging department (including CT and interventional radiology) and main concentration of out-patient accommodation.