The Queen Elizabeth II hospital – or the QEII as it is known locally, is located in Welwyn Garden City.
The first full hospital to be built by the NHS, the QEII is a district general hospital, with some 110 beds. All remaining inpatient and emergency services are in the process of being transferred to an expanded Lister hospital in Stevenage, which has had £150 million invested in major new facilities. This consolidation process is due to complete by October 2014. Currently the QEII offers a range of general hospital services for people living and working in many parts of east and south Hertfordshire.
Our general surgical and medical wards, which are used mainly non-emergency patients, are supported by critical care (intensive care & high dependency) and coronary care units at the Lister hospital in Stevenage (there is a high dependency unit service at the QEII). The hospital also has a range of pathology and diagnostic services.
Find out more about the current QEII A&E services.
New QEII hospital
In May 2013 construction work started for the New QEII hospital, which is on track to open in Spring 2015. To find out more about the New QEII hospital and the services it will provide, please click here. Please note that the new service model will operate out of the existing hospital from October 2014, which is when all remaining inpatient and emergency services will have transferred to the Lister, before moving across to occupy the New QEII hospital when it opens in Spring 2014.
Where to find us
Queen Elizabeth II hospital
Welwyn Garden City
Click on the map below to view the QEII hospital site map.