Bristol Royal Hospital for Children


Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, also known as the Bristol Children's Hospital, is a paediatric hospital in Bristol, in the south west of England. The Bristol Children's Hospital is part of the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UHBristol) which includes seven hospitals within Bristol. The hospital is located next to the Bristol Royal Infirmary in Bristol city centre. Bristol Children's Hospital is the only paediatric major trauma centre in South West England.HistoryThe new Children's Hospital opened on 22 April 2001, replacing the old children's hospital on St Michael's Hill founded in 1866 and latterly with the name Bristol Royal Hospital for Sick Children. The new building cost £30 million. One of the main aims of the design, in addition to providing the most up-to-date facilities possible, was to overcome many of the difficulties that face patients, families and staff.In February 2014 it was agreed an inquiry would be held into deaths following heart surgery at the hospital. The inquiry was ongoing in 2015.An extension was built to accommodate services moved from Frenchay Hospital in 2014, including neuroscience, scoliosis surgery, burns and plastic surgery, bringing all inpatient children's services in Bristol to one location. In 2015 a neuro-rehabilitation unit was built to support the moved services. In May 2014, a new helipad on the roof of the neighbouring Bristol Royal Infirmary became fully operational and will receive air ambulances from Bristol and the surrounding area, which will speed up transfer times for patients who are air lifted to the hospital. The HELP Appeal supported the construction of the helipad with a grant of £500,000.


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