University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust was formed in November 2014 following the integration of University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust and Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. We have two hospitals, Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital, and we are very proud of both.
We are a large, modern Trust in Staffordshire, providing services in state of the art facilities. We provide a full range of general hospital services for approximately 900,000 people locally in Staffordshire, South Cheshire and Shropshire. We employ around 11,000 members of staff and we provide specialised services for a population of 3m, including neighbouring counties and North Wales.
We are one of the largest hospitals in the West Midlands and have one of the busiest Emergency Departments in the country, with an average of nearly 15,000 patients attending each month across both of our sites. Many emergency patients are brought to us from a wide area by both helicopter and land ambulance because of our Major Trauma Centre status; as we are the specialist centre for the North Midlands and North Wales.
As a University Hospital, we work very closely with our partners at Keele and Staffordshire University and we are particularly proud of our Medical School, which has an excellent reputation. We also have strong links with local schools and colleges. As a major teaching Trust, we hold a large portfolio of commercial research, which provides us with a source of income. Our research profile also enables us to attract and retain high quality staff.
Our specialised services include cancer diagnosis and treatment, cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, renal and dialysis services, neonatal intensive care, paediatric intensive care, trauma, respiratory conditions, spinal surgery, upper gastro-intestinal surgery, complex orthopaedic surgery and laparoscopic surgery.
We have a range of formal and informal mechanisms in place to facilitate effective working with key partners across the local economy. These include participation in partnership boards which bring together health, social care, independent and voluntary sector organisations across Staffordshire.
We help drive improvements across the wider health and care economy, through our leadership roles in the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Sustainability and Transformation Plan - Together We’re Better.
We look to involve our service users in everything we do, from providing feedback about the services we provide, to helping shape our priorities. This work is co-ordinated by our Patient Experience Team.
The Trust Board is responsible for the Trust and holds monthly Board meetings held in public. Divisions reporting to the Executive team are:
- Women's, Children's and Diagnostics
- Estates, Facilities and PFI
Each clinical division has a divisional board, which includes a Clinical Chair, Clinical Directors, Associate Chief Nurse and Associate Director, along with other representatives.