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The Royal London Hospital - Whitechapel, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 31.070 W 000° 03.482
30U E 704110 N 5711516
Quick Description: The Royal London Hospital is located in Whitechapel in the Eastend of London. The hospital is the operating base for the London Air Ambulance that uses the roof of the largest block as its landing area. The name of the hospital is written on it.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/30/2014 9:45:47 AM
Waymark Code: WMMC8J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Bubble Tea
Views: 2

Long Description:

Wikipedia has an article about the air ambulance that tells us:

From its base at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, east London, the helicopter can reach any patient inside the M25 London orbital road, which acts as the service's catchment area, within 15 minutes. Missions commonly involve serious road traffic collisions, falls from height, stabbings and shootings, industrial accidents and incidents on the rail network. The team can provide advanced life-saving medical interventions, including open heart surgery, blood transfusion and anaesthesia, at the scene. The charity operates 24 hours a day, serving the 10 million people who live, work and travel within the M25. Of up to 5,000 999 ambulance calls made every day in London, up to seven of the most critical are passed to the air ambulance.

Wikipedia also has an article about the hospital that tells us:

The Royal London Hospital was founded in September 1740 and was originally named The London Infirmary. The name changed to The London Hospital in 1748 and then to The Royal London Hospital in 1980 when the Queen came to visit and gave it the added 'Royal'. The first patients were treated at a house in Featherstone Street, Moorfields in November 1740. In May 1741, the hospital moved to Prescot Street, and remained there until 1757 when it moved to its current location on the south side of Whitechapel Road, Whitechapel, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

The Royal London is part of Barts Health NHS Trust. The Royal London provides district general hospital services for the City and Tower Hamlets and specialist tertiary care services for patients from across London and elsewhere. It is also the base for the HEMS helicopter ambulance service, operating out of a specially built roof area. There are 675 beds, 110 wards and 26 operating theatres at The Royal London Hospital. The new building opened in February 2012 and is the largest stand alone acute hospital building in Europe.

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