Chesterfield Royal Hospital



The Chesterfield Royal Hospital is a medium sized District General Hospital based a mile outside the centre of Chesterfield in an area known as Calow. The hospital is the town’s largest employer with a workforce in excess of 3,500 staff and works to an annual budget of £190million

The hospital was one of the first in the country to become a Foundation Trust in January 2005 and serves a population of 416,762 across the Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales and North Amber Valley, High Peak and North East Derbyshire districts.

Patients are cared for in one of 19 wards consisting of c570 general and acute beds – including paediatrics, Women’s Health Unit, Emergency Management Unit and Clinical Decision Unit. In terms of critical care beds the Chesterfield Royal Hospital has 16 neonatal beds, 6 Intensive Care Unit beds and 8 beds in the High Dependency Unit. In addition there are 40 maternity beds (16 in the birth centre and 24 in antenatal) and 97 day care unit beds.

Surprising Facts

Did you know every year we…

  • Book 26,000 physiotherapy appointments
  • See 260,000 outpatients
  • Admit 35,000 emergency patients
  • Care for 30,000 patients on our wards after surgery or treatment
  • Treat 60,000 patients in our Emergency Department

  • An exemplar hospital for the prevention of VTE
  • A top ten site for the treatment of cancer for the past two years
  • A pilot site for the introduction of the NHS seven day service project
Vision, Values and Objectivesproudtocare

At Chesterfield Royal our Proud to CARE ethos is at the heart of how we run the hospital – looking after our patients and taking care of our staff:


Compassionate care delivered with professionalism and a positive, friendly attitude

Care that preserves dignity and respects the person; putting patients at the heart of all we do

Respecting the unique and individual contribution that each of our staff members make – fair, positive and inclusive, recognising diversity and using it to enrich our organisation


Excellent care, safe services and a positive experience every time Exceeding expectations by delivering first-class performance, bettering national standards through innovation and ingenuity


An open and honest relationship with our patients, staff, partners and our communities. Working in partnership in the interests of our patients Acting in a socially responsible way and meeting our commitments to the local community.


Providing a hospital environment that is modern, clean and safe – conducive to care and recovery; and a good place to work.

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"They made a stressful time easier, my care was completely professional, but also very kind and caring from all members of staff."

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