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Royal Stoke Hospital County Hospital

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.

We are a specialist Major Trauma Centre for the North Midlands and North Wales. Happy staff make for happy patients, and with the help of both we have put together a wide range of development and support packages aimed at ensuring that everyone. The Trust has the opportunity to fulfil their potential and meet their aspirations as well as the tools to provide great care.

Our mission to provide the very best health care includes recruiting the best people. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

The Trust also has a vibrant charity arm, UHNM Charity, which provides funds to enable University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust to purchase state-of-the-art medical equipment and to enhance and improve patient experience and comfort. Many of our staff are passionate about the service they provide and want to be part of something special. You can find out more about how our staff and patients are helping to improve the health, comfort and hospital experience of local people every day at

Royal Stoke University Hospital was rebuilt in 2012 as part of a £400m initiative to bring all hospital services in Stoke-on-Trent onto one large campus site. Royal Stoke is a great place to work, learn and research. The hospital campus holds 80% of the Trust’s services, including the Major Trauma Centre and Emergency Centre. Royal Stoke receives major trauma patients from as far afield as Anglesey in North Wales and in total serves more than three million people. The A&E sees close to 150,000 people a year, making it one of the busiest departments in the country.

Many of UHNMs 450 consultants are based at Royal Stoke, and the main specialist services for the region are located here. These services include the major specialties of Cardiovascular, Neurosciences, Metabolic/GI, Women’s & Children’s, Musclo-Skeletal Services/Trauma and Oncology. To deliver all these services and the many others we provide the Trust has created major departments to deliver the patient care.

These include:

  • 27 Theatres department
  • 60 Critical Care beds across six pods
  • 84 bed Maternity Centre and a 26 bed NICU
  • 62 bed Children’s Centre
  • Cancer Centre with two wards and chemotherapy and radiotherapy facilities
  • A further 1,000 beds across 40 wards, with 50% single bed rooms
  • 56 room Outpatient Department

Royal Stoke really is a hospital for everyone. But to ensure it is a great place to work, there are lots of facilities for all staff. The hospital has a bright and airy Atrium with a Costa Coffee and WHSmith, and a full restaurant on the mezzanine. In addition a bespoke fruit and vegetable stall is located at the entrance, run by a local company.

Elsewhere there are numerous small Costa Coffee outlets across the site and a Subway selling fresh sandwiches.

There are nearly 3,000 staff parking spaces on car parks surrounding the Royal Stoke. The further spaces away (an 800m walk) even have a bespoke shuttle bus service if you don’t want to walk or it’s not a beautiful North Midlands day. For those wishing to cycle to work, secure bicycle storage is available as well as shower and changing facilities. A gym is located nearby offering a discount for UHNM staff, and child crèche facilities are also available.

Royal Stoke is truly one of the best places to work in the NHS.

County Hospital has been extensively refurbished into a vibrant modern acute local hospital. The hospital provides a range of acute services across its 180 beds, including:

  • Accident and Emergency and Acute Medicine
  • Women’s Health Centre
  • Renal Dialysis
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • MRI diagnostics
  • Outpatients

The hospital facilities include:

  • Chemotherapy, Oncology and Haematology Unit
  • Renal Unit with 12 dialysis stations
  • Four new wards, each with 50% single rooms
  • Three Laminar Flow Theatres, making six theatres in total
  • MRI Unit with two scanners

There are more than 650 parking spaces for staff, a restaurant, WHSmith and a bakery. There is also a private nursery on site and if you do need to travel to Royal Stoke, there is a free shuttle bus service that leaves every hour on the hour.

“Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.”

Our 2025 Vision
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