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The Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Trust
Holtye Road
East Grinstead
West Sussex
RH19 3DZ
Telephone number
01342 414000

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Trust is an Acute Services and Community Services Trust with 130 beds and 265 nursing staff. The Trust gained Foundation status on 1st july 2004.

Traditionally the hospital has provided specialist services for the South East Thames Region and bordering territory.

The Queen Victoria Hospital became a National Health Service Trust on 1 April 1994. The estimated catchment population is 3.5 million.

It is the regional centre for plastic surgery and burns, maxillofacial surgery and corneal surgery. There are nine Plastic Surgeons, four Maxillo Facial Surgeons, two Orthodontic Consultants and an Ophthalmic Surgeon. The Queen Victoria Hospital has a total of over 130 beds and has some 12,000 finished consultant episodes [FCE's] per year.

The main operating theatre suite [American Wing] has four theatres, with a fifth outpatient theatre for local anaesthesia. There is an adjacent high dependency/recovery ward [Russell Davies Unit] which is staffed day and night by recovery/intensive care trained nurses. There is a new self-contained purpose-built eight bedded burns unit - The McIndoe Burn Centre which opened in May 1994, sited adjacent to the main theatres, the paediatric ward and the Russell Davies Unit. It has state-of-the-art facilities for burns nursing, intensive care and rehabilitation.
The Anaesthetic department is fully involved in all aspects of burn care.

The Day Surgery Unit became operational in April 1996. The purpose built unit is a single storey building with its own entrance and drop-off areas, incorporation the most up-to-date 'patient friendly' design features. Consultants from East Surrey Hospital (Redhill), the Princess Royal Hospital (Haywards Heath), the Kent and Sussex Hospital (Tunbridge Wells) and Crawley Hospital have joined the team at the Queen Victoria Hospital to run outpatient clinics and perform day surgery in the new unit, an example of a new trend in the NHS towards Trusts forging closer links to share clinical expertise. The hospital also houses a general practitioner unit with 45 beds. Minor surgery for neighbouring health authorities and fundholding practices is performed by visiting Consultant Surgeons in General Surgery, Gynaecology, ENT, Urology and Orthopaedics. There is a small minor injuries unit staffed by Nurse Practitioners and a theatre currently used for procedures under local anaesthetic.

The Blond McIndoe Research Centre is situated on the same site, and carries out research into burns, injuries and nerve restoration. The centre was opened in 1961, and is named after Sir Archibald McIndoe, (the famous plastic surgeon) and his friends Neville and Elaine Blond, all of whom financed the building and equipping of the centre.

The original burns unit, which opened in 1963, and was replaced in 1994 by the new McIndoe Burn Centre, has now been refurbished as a private hospital. The McIndoe Surgical Centre opened at the end of May 1999.

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust presently has no vacancies listed in our database.