Each year we care for over two million people who come to us for emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care. We are a teaching hospital in partnership with Keele University and we have a patient-centred clinical research facility providing state-of-the-art facilities. Our new £370m hospital became fully operational in 2015. For more information on how we fit into the NHS structure, click here.
University Hospital has two sites: Royal Stoke University Hospital, located in Stoke-on-Trent (shown above), and County Hospital, located in Stafford (below). County Hospital was built in 1983.
From these hospitals we provide a full range of general acute hospital services for approximately 700,000 people living in and around Staffordshire and beyond. The Trust also provides specialised services, such as Trauma, for three million people in a wider area, including neighbouring counties and North Wales.
Pictured below is a Sea King Search and Rescue helicopter from RAF Valley on Anglesey.
Our specialised services include cancer diagnosis and treatment, cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, renal and dialysis services, neonatal intensive care and paediatric intensive care. We are also recognised for our particular expertise in trauma, respiratory conditions, spinal surgery, upper gastro-intestinal surgery, complex orthopaedic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and the management of liver conditions. The Trust has some of the most modern operating theatres in Europe.
More than 165,000 patients attend our Accident and Emergency department. Many emergency patients are brought to us from a wide area by both helicopter and land ambulance because of our Major Trauma Centre status.