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Our hospitals and services

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Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is responsible for the:


The Trust provides both acute hospital and community based health services, serving a population of over 600,000 people in and around Southern Derbyshire.

We run two hospitals: the Royal Derby Hospital, which incorporates the Derbyshire Children’s Hospital, is a busy acute teaching hospital. London Road is the Trust’s Community Hospital.

Clinical excellence and compassionate care lie at the heart of the services we provide. These include a wide range of inpatient and outpatient surgical and medical specialities, intensive care, maternity services, community and children’s services and accident and emergency care. For some of our specialist services such as vascular, cancer and stroke care we attract patients from a wide catchment area.

 The Royal Derby Hospital, incorporating the Derby Medical School and the new School of Health Sciences, is the newest hospital in the East Midlands. This state of the art hospital was officially opened by The Queen in April 2010.

The Trust treats a million patients each year and more than 6,000 babies are born in its maternity unit annually, an average of 17 births every day. 72,000 elective operations take place every year in the hospital’s suite of 35 modern operating theatres, an average of more than 280 operations per day.

The Royal Derby has the only roof-top helipad in the East Midlands and its busy emergency department sees around 320 patients every day. The hospital has a total of 1,100 beds, many of which are single rooms for improved privacy and dignity for patients

The Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has an annual budget of £450 million and is one of the largest employers in the region with more than 8,000 staff.

Staff pride themselves on delivering high quality patient care, winning praise from the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, when the Trust won the Health Service Journal’s first national ‘Compassionate Patient Care’ award. This prestigious new award was presented for the first time in November 2013 and recognises Derby Teaching Hospitals’ pioneering work in delivering compassionate care to its patients.    

Our vision ensures that we continue - Taking Pride in Caring.

Statement of purpose - October 2015

Her Majesty the Queen accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, officially
opened the Royal Derby Hospital
on Thursday 1 April 2010 to mark the hospital’s first anniversary.