Hospitals Involved

Kent Surrey and Sussex Academic Health Science Network

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals is an acute teaching hospital working across two sites: the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath.

They provide hospital services to our local populations around the City of Brighton and Hove, Mid Sussex and the western part of East Sussex and more specialised and tertiary services for patients across Sussex and the south east of England.

In addition, the Princess Royal is the elective surgery centre whilst emergency and tertiary care is covered by the Royal Sussex County.

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

The services from this NHS Trust are provided from two district general hospitals: Conquest Hospital in Hastings and Eastbourne Hospital.

The trust is one of the largest organisations in the county.

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

This trust provides emergency and non-emergency services to East Surrey, north-east West Sussex and South Croydon serving a population of approximately 535,000. Acute and complex services are provided at East Surrey hospital in Redhill. In addition, outpatient, diagnostic and elective services are provided at Caterham Dene Hospital and Oxted Health Centre in Surrey and at Crawley and Horsham Hospitals in West Sussex.

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

This trust serves a population of approximately 450,000 across most of West Sussex. The trust is comprised of three hospitals: St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester, Southlands Hospital in Shoreham-on-Sea and Worthing Hospital.

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

This NHS Trust is comprised of Darent Valley Hospital, Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup, a rehabilitation unit and a sole outpatient hospital on four different sites.

Darent Valley has 463 inpatient beds and serves north Kent.

Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Medway Maritime Hospital treats around 400,000 patients each year. It serves medway and Swale as well as other parts of Kent. The services offered at Medway have increased over the years and now includes the cardiac catheter suite and the West Kent Vascular Centre.

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

This trust is a large acute hospital providing a full range of general hospital services to approximately 500,000 people in West Kent and North East Sussex. In addition, the trust provides specialist cancer services for approximately 1.8 million people.

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust: William Harvey Hospital and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital

East Kent Hospitals is one of the largest hospital trusts in England with 5 hospitals serving a local population of approximately 760,000. They provide many health services from other NHS facilities across East Kent including renal services in Medway and Maidstone.

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Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

This trust is the largest provider of acute hospital services in Surrey. serving a population of over 380,000 people in North West Surrey, parts of Hounslow and beyond. The trust is comprised of St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey and Ashford Hospital in Ashford, Surrey. Ashford Hospital provides a wide range of medical and day surgical services, outpatients services and a dedicated stroke rehabilitation unit.

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

This trust came following the amalgamation of two neighbouring trusts: Frimley Park and Wexham Park Hospital. It was the first successful acquisition of one NHS foundation trust by another.

The trust provides general hospital services for 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and South Buckinghamshire. In addition they also provide specialist areas including heart attack, vascular and cystic fibrosis services.

Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

This hospital is a leading general hospital and specialist tertiary centre for cancer, oral and maxillo-facial surgery and pathology. The hospital serves a population of 320,000 for emergency and general hospital services and 1.2 million for cancer services.

The trust has a very strong reputation for minimally invasive surgery and laparoscopic surgery is used widely. It is also a national leader in surgical training and laparoscopic surgery.

Wessex AHSN

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

This trust is the main provider of acute hospital services to an approximate population of 250,000 living in Weymouth, north and west Dorset and Purbeck. They also provide renal services across Dorset and Somerset for approximately 850,000 people.

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

This result resulted from the integration of Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Trust and Winchester and Eastleigh NHS Trust. The trust serves a population of 600,000 across Hampshire and parts of West Berkshire.

Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the only integrated acute, community, mental health and ambulance health care provider in England. The trust provides a full range of health service to an offshore population of 140,000 people.

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Poole Hospital is an acute general hospital based on the south coast of England. The trust provides general hospital services to the population of Poole, Purbeck and East Dorset – around 280,000 people – as well as a range of additional services such as maternity and neonatal care, paediatrics, oral surgery and neurology to a wider population including Bournemouth and Christchurch.

In addition, the Dorset Cancer Centre provides oncology services for the whole of Dorset; serving a total population of over 750,000.

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

The Queen Alexandra Hospital site has gone through a major redevelopment to create a modern and ‘fit for purpose’ hospital, which was completed in 2009. TThe majority of the Trust’s acute services are now provided at Queen Alexandra Hospital following the completion of the redevelopment.

The Trust hosts the largest of one of five Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit (MDHU) in England. The Unit treats members of the armed forces and their families from all corners of the United Kingdom. The Trust also trains a range of military clinicians, from all three of the armed forces, who are regularly deployed to bases across the world.

The Royal Bournemouth ad Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

This trust provides health care for the residents of Bournemouth, Christchurch, East Dorset and part of the New Forest with a total population of around 550,000. Some specialist services cover a wider catchment area, including Poole, the Purbecks and South Wiltshire.

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

This teaching hospital trust provides services to some 1.9 million people living in Southampton and south Hampshire, plus specialist services such as neurosciences, cardiac services and children’s intensive care to more than 3.7 million people in central southern England and the Channel Islands.

The trust is also a major centre for teaching and research in association with the University of Southampton and partners including the Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust.

West of England AHSN

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest hospital trusts in the country and provides high quality acute elective and specialist care for a population of more than 612,000 people.

The Trust was formed with the merger of Gloucestershire Royal and East Gloucestershire NHS Trusts and runs both Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals.

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

This trust provides acute hospital services at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon and community health services across Wiltshire.

North Bristol NHS Trust

North Bristol NSH Trust is comprised of the integration of Frenchay Hospital, Cossham and Southmead Hospital Bristol. It is the largest hospital trust in the South West of England, providing hospital and community healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. The trust is also a specialist regional centre for a number of services including neurosurgery, renal medicine, plastics, burns, orthopaedics and major trauma.

Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust

This trust provides acute treatment and care for a catchment population of around 500,000 people in Bath and the surrounding towns and villages in North East Somerset and Western Wiltshire.

University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

This trust has over 8000 staff who deliver over 100 different clinical services from nine individual sites. The hospitals provide care to people of Bristol and the South West. The trust has strong links to the University of Bristol and University of West of England an dis the major medical research centre in the region.

Weston Area Health NHS Trust

This trust provides clinical services from three sites. The general hospital is located in the main town of Weston super Mare and there are two children’s centres providing community children’s services located in Weston super Mare and Clevedon.

The Trust provides a wide range of acute and rehabilitation hospital services, as well as some community health services primarily to residents of the North Somerset area. The Trust serves a resident population of around 212,000 people in North Somerset with over 70% of people living in the four main towns of Weston, Clevedon, Portishead and Nailsea. A further 3.3 million day trippers and 375,000 staying visitors increase this base population each year.