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Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital was founded in 1829 as a small dispensary based in central Manchester for the treatment of sick children. It was the first such hospital in Britain and by 1855 the service had developed to a six bedded hospital. In 1873 the hospital moved to Pendlebury, and in 1923 was granted Royal Patronage .
Much of the current hospital is based around buildings dating from Victorian times. The hospital provides regional services in oncology, orthopaedics, nephrology, neurosciences, surgery and medicine. The hospital also provides regional intensive care and is internationally recognised for its work with metabolic diseases.
The hospital is due to transfer its specialist services to a new children's hospital, which is to be built on land next to Manchester Royal Infirmary, in Central Manchester in 2005/06
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