Milton Keynes General Hospital

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Milton Keynes General Hospital
Milton Keynes General Hospital is a district general hospital serving Milton Keynes, its borough in Buckinghamshire and the surrounding area of south Northamptonshire and north-west Bedfordshire. It is located in the neighbourhood of Eaglestone, and opened in 1984. It is managed by Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. With the projected further growth of Milton Keynes and its population the hospital expects to be expanding its services over the next 20 years. The hospital falls within the area administered by the South Central NHS Strategic Health Authority.

History
Although Milton Keynes built up rapidly in the 1960s and 1970s, its growing population had to rely on Stoke Mandeville Hospital and Northampton General Hospital. A campaign "Milton Keynes is Dying for a Hospital" was mounted in the 1970s, leading to the construction of a four-ward community hospital that opened in 1979, followed by the construction of the main hospital. The new hospital opened in 1984, with a second phase being erected 1988-1992. Both phases of the hospital were opened by the Duchess of Kent. Further expansions, including a 60-bed treatment centre, followed in the early 21st century.

Services
The hospital provides all general services, with the exception of interventional cardiology, neurosurgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Dialysis services are provided by Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust in the form of a satellite unit. Mental health services on the hospital site (at the Campbell Centre) are managed by the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. The Milton Keynes Primary Care Trust manages the "Eaglestone Health Centre" and "Milton Keynes Doctors on Call" (MKDOC), both primary care services.

Foundation status
In 2007 the hospital announced it had been awarded NHS Foundation Trust status.