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Manchester Foundation
Trust Charity

Manchester Royal Infirmary

Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) has been providing care for over 270 years, having been founded in 1752. Back then, the MRI had just 12 beds. Today, it is a large teaching hospital for Manchester University’s Medical School and provides critical care to the population of Greater Manchester and beyond.

The hospital hosts regional and national centres for a diverse range of services, from kidney and pancreas transplants to haematology and sickle cell disease. The hospital’s Heart Centre is a major provider of cardiac services in the region, specialising in cardiothoracic surgery and cardiology. The Accident & Emergency Department sees over 145,000 patients each year.

MRI takes on many leading roles within the UK, such as:

  • Having the largest at-home kidney dialysis programme in the country
  • Being the first hospital to provide closed loop insulin pumps for patients with diabetes, reducing the dangers from fluctuating blood sugar levels and the chances of future life limiting complications.
  • Being in the first group of hospitals to provide revolutionary CAR T cell therapy for blood cancers

Learn more about how your support can have an impact for Manchester Royal Infirmary and the hospitals and services across our trust.

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