Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is responsible for the:
- Royal Derby Hospital
- London Road Community Hospital
- A range of adult community services and outpatient clinics
- Derby Graduate Entry Medical School and Derby School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy, in partnership with the University of Nottingham
In recent years the Trust has achieved high standards which have put it among the cleanest and safest hospitals in the country. The latest national inpatient survey puts us in the top 20% of hospitals with high standards for safety and privacy and dignity.
We serve a population of over 600,000 people in and around southern Derbyshire, focussing our services on prevention and ‘wellbeing’ rather than simply treatment and cure. For some of our more specialist services, we also attract patients from a wider catchment area. In 2010/11, we provided treatment and care in more than 725,000 instances across inpatients, outpatients, emergency patients and day cases.
There is a close relationship between the Trust, its patients and the wider community through the Public Patient Partnership service and public NHS Foundation Trust membership. This helps the Trust deliver continuous improvement in patient experience and ensure its services meet the needs of the community.
The Trust, which has an annual turnover of £442 million, is one of the largest employers in the region with more than 8,000 staff, from doctors and nurses to housekeepers and corporate support teams. Our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, combined with our clinical staff (many of whom are among the best in their field with national reputations) puts us in a strong position to further build on our excellent track record for the quality of service and experience of the patients we care for.
Our vision ensures that we continue – Taking Pride in Caring.