Southmead Hospital

Southmead Hospital

Infobox Hospital
Name = Southmead Hospital
Org/Group = North Bristol NHS Trust

Caption = Southmead Hospital Training Centre

Location = Westbury on Trym
Region = Bristol
State = England
Country = UK
HealthCare = NHS
Type = District General
Speciality =
Emergency = Minor injuries only, not 24 hour
Affiliation= University of Bristol, Faculty of Health and Social Care University of West of England
Beds =
Founded = 1902
Closed =
Website = Trust
Wiki-Links = |

Southmead Hospital is a large hospital, situated in the northern suburbs of Bristol, England.

The hospital opened in 1902 as a 64 bed workhouse for poor sick people. By 1911 there were 520 beds.

During World War I, the facilities were used as an army hospital. The facilities reverted back to a workhouse in the early 1920s and were then greatly extended to accommodate all the sick poor.

In 1924, the Southmead Infirmary was built and was later renamed Southmead Hospital. The hospital has been greatly expanded and now covers 60 acres.

In 2005 another expansion was planned which will include moving some services from Frenchay Hospital to the Southmead site. This will result in Frenchay Hospital being downgraded to a Community Hospital. The project should be finished in 2013.

Southmead is served by local charity Freewheelers EVS, whose volunteers provide a free-of-charge motorcycle courier service between Southmead and other hospitals in the area.

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