The Queen Victoria Hospital, located in East Grinstead, West Sussex, England is the specialist reconstructive surgery centre for the south east of England, and also provides services at clinics across the region. It has become world-famous for its pioneering burns and plastic surgery. The hospital was named after Queen Victoria. The Princess Royal is the current patron of the hospital. It also provides a wide range of routine services in its areas of expertise for local people and runs a Minor Injuries Unit. In July 2012, the hospital produced a short film about its services: Queen Victoria Hospital Short Film 2012. Founded as a cottage hospital in 1863, Queen Victoria Hospital was built on its current site in the 1930s and developed as a specialist burns unit by Sir Archibald McIndoe during World War II, when it became world-famous for pioneering treatment of RAF and allied aircrew who were badly burned or crushed and required reconstructive plastic surgery.
Most famously, it was where the Guinea Pig Club was formed in 1941, as a club which then became a support network for the aircrew and their family members. The club continued to provide assistance for Guinea Pigs for many years after the war, and met regularly in East Grinstead until 2007. The Queen Victoria Hospital remains at the forefront of specialist care today, and is renowned for its burns treatment facilities and expertise throughout England. In recent years a major programme of site developments has been underway to replace the aging estate.
In 2012, a new outpatients department opened, along with refurbished burns and paediatric units. Work to replace all nine of the hospital’s old operating theatres with ten new theatres was completed in 2014. QVH is the regional centre of excellence for burns and for reconstructive surgery - the use of specialist techniques such as tissue transplant and microvascular surgery in the restoration of people who have suffered disfigurement or destructive damage from disease, trauma, major surgery, or congenitally.
The following is the list of scholars from Queen Victoria Hospital who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences
The following is the list of articles by scholars from Queen Victoria Hospital that are published in OMICS International journals.
The following is the list of proceedings by scholars from Queen Victoria Hospital that are published in OMICS International journals and conferences.