Leicester General Hospital

Leicester General Hospital (LGH) was built in the 1900’s and its initial role was that of a poor law infirmary.  It is now a busy hospital  providing care to thousands of patients every year, across a spectrum of specialities.

The hospital has approximately 427 inpatient beds, an ITU with 12 level 2-3 beds, a Day Surgery Unit and a maternity unit conducting about 4200 deliveries a year.

We offer excellent training opportunities. There are 18 operating theatres in all. Six are in the main theatre suite and cover General and colorectal surgery, urology, gynaecology including oncosurgery , renal and hepatobiliary surgery. Robotic surgery has started in the last year in Urology, gynaecology and colorectal surgery. This site carries out all the elective orthopaedic surgery in Leicester in 7 operating theatres. There are also 2 obstetric theatres and 2 day surgery theatres. The other services offered are acute and chronic pain, sleep medicine, anaesthesia for ECT and sedation for endoscopic and radiological procedures. Preoperative anaesthetic assessment clinics for high risk patients are conducted in all specialties offered here.

The department consists of 34 Consultants (Anaesthesia, ITU,  Pain and Sleep Medicine) and five non consultant career grade staff.

We participate very actively in the trainees’ teaching programme in combination with the other two hospitals in the Trust.  Our trainees think the department is a friendly place with supportive staff, gain valuable clinical experience and enjoy the time they spend here.

Leicester is a thriving city in the centre of England, offering all the attractions of urban life with rolling countryside within easy reach.  The city has a rich history going back to Roman times. The county is well placed at the centre of England with good road, rail and motorway links.  It is also well served by two international airports – East Midlands and Birmingham.