Derby Hospitals



Derby Hospitals provides both acute hospital and community based health services, serving a population of over 600,000 people in and around Southern Derbyshire. We care for over a million patients every year.

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.

We are the only teaching hospital in Derbyshire and have developed strong partnerships with the Universities of Derby and Nottingham. The Derby Medical School and School of Health Sciences are both based at the Royal Derby Hospital.

Clinical excellence and compassionate care lie at the heart of the services we provide. The Royal Derby has the only roof-top helipad in the East Midlands and we are a Level 2 Trauma Centre providing 24-hour emergency care. The Royal Derby Hospital is a specialist centre for cancer, bariatric, vascular, stroke, hand and parkinsons treatment and care.

The hospital has a total of 1,100 beds, many of which are single rooms for improved privacy and dignity for patients.

We have an annual budget of £473 million and are one of the largest employers in the region with more than 8,000 staff.

Our staff pride themselves on delivering high quality patient care.

Surprising Facts

Did you know every year we…

  • Treat 120,000 patients in our Emergency Department
  • Admit 46,000 patients as emergencies
  • Perform 70,000 planned operations
  • See 695,000 outpatients
  • Deliver 6,000 babies

At Derby Hospitals’ we are immensely proud of the caring and compassionate way in which we care for patients.

The highlight of 2013 was winning the Department of Health’s inaugural award for compassionate patient care.

Derby Hospitals has been recognised as a beacon of excellence in a range of national awards for clinical services and care – finalists in 25 national awards and winners of 9. These include:

  • CHKS Top 40 Hospital 2014
  • Peak Awards Derbyshire Employer of the Year 2104
  • National Flu Fighter Award for most improved organisation 2014
  • HSJ Patient Safety and Care Integration Award for Diabetes Care 2013
  • HSJ Acute Service Redesign for Enhanced Discharge 2013
  • Clinical Pharmacist of the Year 2013
  • Multiple Sclerosis Nurse of the Year 2013
  • Parkinsons Decade of Difference Award 2013
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Health Champions 2013

Vision, Values and Objectives


Derby Hospitals’ Vision is ‘Taking Pride in Caring’.

To be a national beacon for all that is best in the NHS delivering 21st century healthcare. We will be part of a flourishing network of health and social care partners to integrate care for our patients, deliver clinically excellent results and be financially sustainable.


Our Values

CARE principles of Compassion, a positive Attitude, Respect and Equality are at the very heart of care at Derby Hospitals.

These values motivate us to provide for the individual needs of our patients in a compassionate and professional manner, encourage us to create a positive workplace for our employees, and push us to strive to continue to deliver high quality healthcare.

Our Objectives

  • Putting patients first
  • Right first time
  • Investing our resources wisely
  • Developing our people
  • Ensuring value from partnerships

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"90% of staff believe the Trust provides equal opportunities for career progression or promotion."
"All staff, not just nurses, went that little bit further to help - Well done everyone!"

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