Derbyshire Royal Infirmary NHS Foundation Trust
London Road, Derby, DE1 2QY
Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust runs the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, the Derby City General Hospital (incorporating the Derbyshire Children’s Hospital), and the Nightingale Macmillan Continuing Care Unit.
We are a Department of Health rated three-star Acute Trust providing a wide range of services including general medical, surgical, maternity, rehabilitation care and accident and emergency services. We have a total of 1,157 beds and serve a population of over around 600,000 people in and around Southern Derbyshire.
The Trust employs 7,000 staff, from doctors and nurses to housekeepers and porters, with an annual budget of around £271million for the financial year 2005/6. This year our Trust will see and treat 162,000 people as inpatients, outpatients, emergency patients and daycases. This equates to around 638,000 visits from patients during the year.
We were among the first to be awarded NHS Foundation Trust Status. We became an NHS Foundation Trust on 1st July 2004 following approval of our application by the Secretary of State and the Independent Regulator. We previously operated under the name of Southern Derbyshire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.
We are currently building a brand new £333million superhospital on the Derby City General Hospital site. The new hospital is due for completion in 2008 and will provide the very latest in modern healthcare. It will incorporate the existing Derby Medical School, which is run in partnership with the University of Nottingham.
A number of clinics, wards and departments will transfer across to the new hospital building in May 2006, when the first phase of the construction will be completed.
Derby City General Hospital The Derby City General Hospital site covers an area of forty-seven acres incorporating the Derbyshire Children’s Hospital and the Derby Medical School. The site will become the home for Derbys new superhospital currently undergoing constructions and due for completion in 2008.
Derbyshire Royal Infirmary The Derbyshire Royal Infirmary site covers an area of thirty acres incorporating both new and old building stock. It is the sole accident-receiving centre for Southern Derbyshire and operates the rapid response Flying Squad vehicles. A new 108-bed extension was recently opened on the site to accommodate patients from the Grove Hospital in Shardlow.
Derbyshire Children’s Hospital Derbyshire Children’s Hospital is one of the most respected and advanced general paediatric care centres in the country. The Paediatrics Directorate provides a range of medical, surgical and rehabilitation services as well as critical care and specialist support services for children throughout Southern Derbyshire and beyond.