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City's A&E moves to new hospital

Derby City Hospital new site
The first part of the 334m hospital opened to patients in March 2006

Derby's accident and emergency department has moved from the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary to a new "super hospital".

A&E closed at the DRI at 0200 BST on Wednesday. Patients are now advised to go to the new unit at the City Hospital site on Uttoxeter Road.

The new site has a resuscitation room with eight beds, three rooms for minor procedures and three for relatives.

The first part of the £334m hospital opened to patients in March 2006.

Susie Hewitt, consultant in A&E at Derby Hospitals said: "The new department has been designed to support the delivery of excellent clinical care in a safe environment for patients.

"The new facilities are first-class and will help us to deliver even better care for our patients.

"The layout and design of the new department will also enable us to meet the needs of different patient groups and maintain privacy and dignity for patients and their relatives in a safe environment."


The nurses remember their time at the old hospital

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