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The Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) is part of the Newcastle Hospitals complex, which is run by the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. This authority has a reputation for excellence in the provision health services and provides some of the safest and most advanced services in the country. The Newcastle Hospitals have been providing care to the North East for some 250 years and have developed strong medical practises throughout that time, ensuring that the changing needs of the local population are met.
Several of the departments at the RVI are officially designated regional centres of expertise. Some enjoy international reputations, such as the Neurosciences Centre, which treats people with illnesses affecting the nervous system, including the brain and the spinal cord. Patients come to RVI not only from Newcastle and across Northern England, but also from all over the UK and abroad in order to receive some pioneering treatments.
The hospital provides a comprehensive range of services, treating patients of all age ranges. The Maternity Department at the RVI is one of the UK’s largest, and oversees and assists with 5,700 births annually; the Maternity Department at the RVI is consultant-led, which allows the hospital to treat all sorts of pregnacies, from the straight forward to the difficult.
However, the hospital also provides excellent care for elderly patients and is home to the largest Falls and Syncope Service in Europe. The Ophthalmology department has one of the UK’s largest cataract treatment centres, but also offers the most advanced treatments of age-related eye problems such as ARMD (Age Related Macular Degeneration), the major cause of blindness in the UK.
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