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Western General Hospital

, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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The Western General Hospital, at Crewe Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, is part of NHS Lothian, a Health Board which provides a comprehensive range of adult and paediatric care to the people of Edinburgh, the Lothians and beyond.The hospital has around 570 beds including day beds. It is one of the main teaching hospitals affiliated to the University of Edinburgh Medical School.FacilitiesAlthough the Western no longer has an Accident and Emergency, a nurse-led minor injuries unit has been running since 1994. The hospital does contain an Acute Receiving Unit and Admissions Unit which patients can be referred to by their general practitioner.The hospital serves as a base for the neurology and neurosurgery centre for south east Scotland ("Department of Clinical Neurosciences"), the regional oncology, infectious diseases and haematology Units, the regional Colorectal Surgical Unit and the Stroke Research Unit for Lothian. There is a major national cancer research and treatment centre at the hospital, which had refurbishment work completed in 2007. There is also a urology department on the site.

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