Integrating hospital services


​​Since November 2014, with the formation of University Hospital of ​North Midlands (UHNM), a programme of integration has been underway between the Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital, Stafford.

A transition of services between the hospitals, to implement the Trust Special Administration proposed clinical model at County Hospital was completed in October 2015.  In addition to this model new services have been introduced at County Hospital for the residents of Stafford, including MRI diagnostics and elective orthopaedics.

Across UHNM, £99,600,000 is being invested in capital projects to support the integration and change in clinical model.  Of this, almost £70,000,000 has been invested in refurbishment, ICT and medical equipment, with the remainder providing an increase in bed numbers at Royal Stoke.

The capital programme at County Hospital, due for completion by Winter 2017 is delivering the significant benefits for patients, visitors and staff.

  • Ward refurbishment to provide 5 new ward areas for medical and orthopaedic patients, with increased single en-suite bedrooms and supporting accommodation.
  • Emergency Department refurbishment to improve flow and provide distinct adult and child facilities
  • New kidney unit, with improved patient environment and supporting accommodation
  • New daycase haematology and chemotherapy treatment unit with improved patient environment and supporting accommodation
  • New MRI to provide diagnostics closer to home
  • Pathology laboratory Refurbishment

Old and new Chemotherapy Unit


Old and new Renal Unit

Remaining capital projects underway include:


The capital business cases associated with the capital investment can be found below​: