North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust is a statutory, not-for-profit, public benefit corporation. We run three acute hospital sites – Peterborough City, Hinchingbrooke and Stamford and Rutland Hospitals. In addition, we deliver outpatient and radiology services at Doddington Hospital, the Princess of Wales Hospital, Ely, The City Care Centre in Peterborough and North Cambridgeshire Hospital, Wisbech.
We deliver acute care services to a growing catchment of approximately 850,000 residents living in Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and the neighbouring counties of Norfolk and Bedfordshire. The Trust also serves the local population for areas within East Leicestershire and Rutland ICB, Bedfordshire, Luton & Milton Keynes ICB and Norfolk & Waveney ICB. Across all of these areas, NHS England purchases healthcare for specialised and nationally-commissioned activity such as Cancer Services, Dental and Screening Programmes, as well as to provide healthcare for locally based Armed Forces and patients currently resident locally in Her Majesty’s Prison Services.
Peterborough City Hospital at Bretton Gate, Peterborough is a modern, purpose-built facility which opened in November 2010. The hospital has 708 inpatient beds and patients are cared for on modern wards with either single en-suite rooms or three to five-bedded ward areas, each with its own bathroom.
The hospital provides a wide variety of outpatient and inpatient services and has separate, dedicated units for patients with specific conditions. This includes, a Haematology/Oncology Unit, plus a recently expanded Radiotherapy Suite, a Renal Unit, a dedicated Women’s and Children’s Unit, a Cardiac Unit, a Respiratory Investigations facility, full Diagnostic Imaging facilities and an Emergency Centre that incorporates the Emergency Department, Urgent Treatment Centre, Surgical and Medical Assessment Units and the Jungle Paediatric Unit.
Hinchingbrooke Hospital is a 349-bed district general hospital located at Hinchingbrooke Park in Huntingdon. The hospital opened in 1983 and provides a wide range of specialties including General Surgery, Ear, Nose and Throat, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Urology, Breast Surgery, Gynaecology and Vascular services.
The hospital has an emergency department, a maternity unit, a children’s unit and the Macmillan Woodlands Centre – a £2.4m state-of-the-art centre for patients with cancer. Also on site is a modern Treatment Centre which opened in 2005 and facilitates a wide range of outpatient appointments. It has a 23-bed day treatment unit.
Stamford and Rutland Hospital has 22 inpatient beds on the John Van Geest ward for patients with complex care needs awaiting a place in a community care facility. The hospital provides a wide range of outpatient clinic services, a Minor Injuries Unit, and a day case surgery facility.
The hospital also has a permanent MRI scanning suite on site, expanded facilities for blood taking and outpatient clinics, a new chemotherapy and lymphedema suite, an improved physiotherapy gym, new administration facilities and a refurbished health clinic facility.
We employ 7,353 staff, some of whom work across more than one of our sites. 103 staff are based permanently at Stamford Hospital, 1,984 work at Hinchingbrooke Hospital and a further 39 members of staff are based at the Trust’s community hospital sites in Doddington, Ely and Wisbech. The remaining 5,227 employees work at Peterborough City Hospital.
At Peterborough City Hospital, staff work alongside service provider partners Multiplex, Medirest and Ergea. They provide facilities management services, cleaning, catering, portering and medical equipment management.
At Hinchingbrooke, our teams are supported by colleagues from Mitie, who provide security, cleaning, grounds and garden services along with waste collection services.
Catering services at Stamford and Rutland Hospital are provided by Mitie.
We are fortunate to benefit from a 509-strong group of dedicated volunteers who offer practical and emotional support to our patients, provide a helping hand to our staff and a friendly face for our visitors. With ages ranging from 16 to 91, they support the running of all three of our main hospitals and in 2022-23 provided an amazing 57,019 hours service.