Ealing Hospital NHS Trust

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Ealing Hospital, officially called Ealing Hospital NHS Trust, is a general NHS hospital in the Southall district of the London Borough of Ealing, Greater 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.

The population of the hospital's catchment area is over 300,000. The general hospital has around 358 beds, and employs about 1,620 staff. It operates under the remit of the London Strategic Health Authority as part of the UK National Health Service.

History

Ealing Dispensary (1869–1871)

Ealing Cottage Hospital and Provident Dispensary (1871–1911)

King Edward Memorial Hospital and Provident Hospital (1911–1948)

King Edward Memorial Hospital (1948–1978)

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Ealing Hospital (NHS) Trust (1992 to present)

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. With countless changes in government policy it has since split off the mental health services. It exists as an independent trust (since 1992), with the adjacent St. Bernard's Hospital regaining it old identity to provide mental health services once more.

History of Maternity Unit

The original NHS provision for births was Perivale Maternity HospitalTemplate:Cref, Greenford. With a total of 67 beds and ten cots in a special care baby unit, Ealing residents 'chose' to have 33.5% of their births here at a rate of 1,800 per annum. (Queen Charlotte's Hospital came second with 23.5%). Various working committees agreed that for various reasons it would be better to move the facilities at Perivale to a new maternity unit located on the same site as Ealing General. Thus, on 1 March 1985 a proposal was submitted outlining a number of options together with assessments of relative costs and benefits. The aim was for a 60 beds unit to be able to reach 2,500 deliveries per annum. The new Ealing Maternity Unit opened in March 1988 on the south-west corner of Ealing General. It is built on three levels and has two internal entrances granting direct accesses to the General wing. It underwent major refurbishment in 1996. The Unit now has 40 beds on the postnatal/antenatal wards. Labour Ward has 8 delivery rooms. Close by are 3 midwife delivery rooms. The Special Care Baby Unit has 15 cots and 5 mothers' beds. It is continuously at full capacity at about 2,800 deliveries per year.

Application for Foundation Trust status

With the issue of new government policy in 2007, Ealing Hospital (NHS) Trust met the requirements laid down to apply for Foundation Trust status. It is looking forward to its future as an Integrated Care Organisation as one of the first Community Foundation Trusts.

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. The hospital currently has an overall 2 star status.

Directorates

  • Corporate
  • Medicine and Accident & Emergency
  • Surgery and critical care
  • Women's and children's health

The Trust is governed by a Board of Executive and Non Executive Directors. The Chairman is Ian Green and the Chief Executive is Julie Lowe.

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.

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External links

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