Building work for Basingstoke District Hospital began in 1969 and it opened in 1974. The hospital had cost £7.5million to build - the amount spent 30 years later to create a Diagnosis and Treatment Centre (DTC) on the site. Both the main hospital and DTC were opened officially by HRH Princess Alexandra.
Most of our services are provided from Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, but we also provide outpatient and assessment services from Alton and Bordon community hospitals.
Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital has around 450 beds and provides a full range of planned and emergency services. These include specialist services for rare or complex illnesses for patients across the UK, including liver cancer, colorectal cancer and pseudomyxoma peritonei (a rare lower abdominal cancer).
We also have a purpose built diagnosis and treatment centre (DTC) which opened in 2005.
The regional haemophilia service is based at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital and we also have links with University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust for some specialised services.
In 1999 it became the first hospital in Europe to perform surgery using equipment operated by voice commands. For many people, though, its main claim to fame is as one of the homes of Channel 4 comedy series Green Wing.