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Royal Derby Hospital

Nurse outside the Royal Derby Hospital

The Royal Derby Hospital is the newest hospital in the East Midlands. 

It was officially opened in April 2010 by Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

Our hospital will bring many extra benefits to the 600,000 patients who come to us for their care every year. With the first roof-top helipad in the East Midlands, state-of-the-art intensive care facilities and enhanced services for stroke and cancer care, to name a few, we always put patients at the heart of everything we do.

At Derby Teaching Hospitals we pride ourselves on hospital cleanliness and our facilities will put us in the best possible position to maintain our high standards. We are also improving privacy for patients with more than 200 single en-suite rooms and 4-bed bays for patients on our wards.

From now on, all of our specialist services will be under one roof. The design for the building allows different departments to be located together to reduce the time patients spend in the hospital. We can provide more one-stop clinics and more day-case treatments which will reduce the number of visits patients need to make to hospital and make coming to here easier for everyone.

Investment in the latest technology will continue to bring our services to the cutting edge of medical advances and our highly skilled staff are proud to be providing services as efficiently as possible.

Our vision is to build on our achievements and we will take great pride in caring for our patients in a clean, safe and technically advanced environment.

Did You Know ?…

Facts about our hospital

  • £334 million has been invested in the development

  • There are 1,159 beds in our wards

  • And 200 of them are in single rooms with en-suite facilities

  • We have 35 operating theatres…

  • 2 MRI scanners

  • 2 CT scanners

  • 14 X-ray Machines

  • 4 linear accelerators for the treatment of cancer patients

  • 75% of the accommodation is brand new

  • The other 25% has been given a major refurbishment

  • There are 8 new patient, staff and visitor car parks


The structure of the hospital itself and the quality of care provided inside this impressive, state-of-the-art healthcare facility is something Derby can be truly proud of.