North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust is a statutory, not-for-profit, public benefit corporation. It was formed as a result of Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust acquiring Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust on 1 April 2017 and runs three acute hospitals, Peterborough City Hospital, Hinchingbrooke Hospital and Stamford and Rutland Hospital.
In addition, it delivers outpatient and radiology services at Doddington Hospital, the Princess of Wales Hospital, Ely and North Cambs Hospital, Wisbech. The Trust provides and develops healthcare according to core NHS principles: free care, based on need and not ability to pay. The Trust delivers acute care services to a growing catchment of approximately 700,000 residents living in Cambridgeshire, South Lincolnshire and the neighbouring counties of Norfolk and Bedfordshire.
The main purchasers of our Trust’s services are Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group and South Lincs Clinical Commissioning Group. However our catchment area falls within the boundaries of South West Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group, East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group and Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group.
Our staff The Trust employs 6,230 staff, some of whom work across more than one of our sites. Approximately 94 staff are based permanently at Stamford Hospital; 1,745 work at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, and a further 52 members of staff are based at the Trust’s hospital sites in Doddington and Ely. The remaining 4,339 employees work at Peterborough City Hospital.
At Peterborough City Hospital Trust staff work alongside service provider partners Brookfield Multiplex, Medirest and Althea UK. They provide facilities management services, cleaning, catering, portering and medical equipment management. At Hinchingbrooke, our teams are supported by colleagues from Mitie, who provide cleaning and waste collection services. Catering services at Stamford Hospital are provided by ISS Facilities Management.
Staff at all our hospital sites are assisted by a 440-strong army of part-time volunteers. These volunteers, whose ages range from 16 to 90, kindly dedicate some of their free time to support hospital services. They do this primarily in patient-facing roles, such as supporting meal times and helping patients and visitors find their way around our hospitals.
- In 2018/19, our staff cared for a total of 633,687 patients in new and follow-up outpatient appointments at our hospitals. This compares with 618,934 patients in 2017/18, and represents an increase of 2.4% in outpatient activity.
- The total number of attendances to our two Emergency Departments and our Minor Injuries Unit in 2018/19 was 160,649 compared with 149,055 in 2017/18, which represents an increase of 7.8%.
- The number of emergency admissions was 60,108 compared with 57,644 patients last year: an increase of 4.3%.
- A total of 32,334 patients were seen and treated in the Trust’s Ambulatory Care Units at Peterborough City Hospital and Hinchingbrooke Hospital.
- There was a 14.5% increase in the number of patients attending the Trust’s Ambulatory Care Units in 2018/19 compared with the previous year.
- We have seen a 7.8% decrease in the number of births across our two Maternity Units (6,720 in 2018/19 compared with 7,349 in 2017/18).