Our Strategy and Plans



​​​​​Hospital services in Staffordshir​e​

1 November 2014 marked the start of a new era for the NHS in Staffordshire as the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM) is formally established. ​​Accompanied by over a quarter of a billion pounds of new financial investment, the Trust results from the integration of the former Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust with the University Hospitals of North Staffordshire.

18 Week Wait

18 weeks is about delivering the right care, at the right time, of the right quality. The reasoning behind the 18 week target is that patients should be able to receive excellent care without any unnecessary delays.​​


Our goal is to be a world-class centre of clinical and academic achievement, where staff work together to ensure patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people want to come to learn, work and research.