Manchester Royal Infirmary

Telephone: 0161 276 1234
Address: Oxford Road, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9WL

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 131 ratings for this hospital


Manchester Royal Infirmary main entrance

Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) was formed in 1752. It had 12 beds and began in a small house in the city centre.

We are now a large teaching hospital for Manchester University’s Medical School, and a specialist regional centre for kidney and pancreas transplants, haematology and sickle cell disease. Our Heart Centre is a major provider of cardiac services in the region, specialising in cardiothoracic surgery and cardiology.

The Accident & Emergency Department sees around 145,000 patients each year.

We are proud at the MRI to boast many medical breakthroughs, the most recent being the first in the UK to carry out 1,000 cochlear implants.  The Manchester Diabetes Centre was established in April 1988 and was the first of its kind in the UK and we were also the first centre to host a dedicated Blackout Clinic.

This year the Manchester Heart Centre was pleased to announce that they undertook the first percutaneous (through the skin) valve procedure by cardiologists in the North West. It also boasts a new Rapid Access Blackouts Triage clinic, believed to be the first in the world.

The MRI, together with Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital are the only hospitals in the region which undertake kidney transplantation and in 2008 the MRI celebrated 4000 transplants over 40 years of service.

In May 2008, the Manchester Centre for Sexual Health moved to new premises on our site on Hathersage Road, providing easier access and better facilities.

In August 2008, a number of our services moved into a new wing of the Manchester Royal Infirmary including our renal Inpatient wards, Haematology Unit, Short Stay Ward and two of our Acute Medicine wards.

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Manchester Royal Infirmary

Tel: 0161 276 1234   Fax: 0161 273 6211

Address: Oxford Road, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9WL


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Latest reviews of this hospital

heart attack patient

i was rushed into the ccu on the 13/4/14 having suffered a heart attack. i would like to say that from the moment i arrived my care was s...

17 April 2014

Getting a gp appointment at a&e

I'm so impressed with the Gp service at a&e after trying for 4 days to get a Gp appointment I had no choice but to attend a&e . ...

16 April 2014

Wonderful Caring People !

We went to walk in centre today and as soon as a nurse knew my husbands problem we were "Fast Tracked" to Majors in A&E - staff co operat...

15 April 2014

A&E and ward 10 great, ward 7 understaffed & dirty

I went to A&E with severe abdominal Pain, suspected UTI/Kidney infection. Admitted to ward 10, on morphine, antibiotics etc, mon...

31 March 2014

Unhygienic and dirty with disinterested staff

I have to visit outpatients twice a month for various issues. Each time the staff on the ENT Department are extremely rude/ignorant. The ...

28 March 2014

Quality of service at Manchester Royal Infirmary

Friends and Family Test score: Inpatient

79 from 518 responses
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Friends and Family Test score: A&E

50 from 1007 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Care Quality Commission national standards

Some standards not met
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Number of MRSA cases in last 3 months

0 case(s) in the last three months

Patient survey score for cleanliness

As expected with a score of 8.88

C. difficile infections in last 3 months

Average (0.01 cases per bed in the last three months)

NHS Choices users rating

Responding to patient safety alerts

Good - All alerts signed off where deadline has passed

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Last updated on 14 March 2011.

Information supplied by Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust