Manchester Foundation Trust Charity

Manchester Royal Infirmary

Manchester Royal Infirmary Charity raises funds to ensure continued excellence in treatment, care and research at Manchester Royal Infirmary.  We work hard to make life easier for our patients.  We do this by investing in specialist equipment to make the treatment and diagnosis of our patients faster and less invasive, by supporting medical research projects to improve our understanding of the development and treatment of medical conditions, and by creating spaces in the hospital which make it easier for our patients and their families to relax at what can be a difficult and distressing time.

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

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 urology surgery using a handheld robotic device and fully 3D system.  We have also celebrated becoming the first centre to implant 1,000 cochlear implants and carry out 4,000 renal transplants.  The Manchester Diabetes Centre was established in April 1988 and was the first of its kind in the UK and our Heart Centre boasts a Rapid Access Blackout 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.


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