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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