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University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust is one of the newest and busiest NHS teaching Trusts in the country caring for over 1,000,000 people across Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond in 2013/14 we served:
- 574,242 people who attended an outpatient appointment
- 176,485 people who were cared for in our Accident and Emergency department (including those in specialist children’s A and E)
- 142,389 Inpatients and Day Cases.
- 5,995 babies delivered.
- 41,157 Patients received operations in our state of the art theatres
‘Our mission is to CARE, ACHIEVE and INNOVATE’
CARE we strive to deliver the best care for our patients by improving quality of care, safety and patient experience throughout the Trust.
In the last year we:
- A £200,000"super theatre" was installed at the Hospital of St Cross
- A £1m refurbishment of the Arden Cancer Centre reception at University Hospital was undertaken
- We have introduced a new cutting edge treatment called Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) which is better for our patients
ACHIEVE we seek to achieve excellence in education and training by supporting and inspiring the current and future workforce through our positive culture of achievement, education, training and development.
We uphold that a first class workforce is essential to create and maintain UHCW as a first class health care provider.
We provide excellent learning and development opportunities for all staff, so everyone can achieve their full potential.
We endeavour to endorse a working environment that promotes communication, equality and diversity.
- In September 2013 we launched our "Getting Emergency Care Right" campaign. As a result we have seen 7,000 more patients being seen, treated and admitted or discharged within four hours compared to the same period last year.
INNOVATE we strive to lead in improving and innovating patient care driven by clinical leadership, championing research and collaborating with our partners and stakeholders.
- A team of our specialists and Warwick Medical School have discovered the first evidence of a genetic predisposition to post natal depression (PND) due to variants in genes of the hypothalamo-pitutitary-adrenal (HPA) axis.
- A world leading head and neck reconstructive surgeon at
University Hospital who took tissue, including artery and vein from a patients body to rebuild their jaw and use a titanium ‘chain’ to
hold her jaw together.
- Couples experiencing difficulties with pregnancy can now benefit from a first class Embryoscope at the Centre for Reproductive
Medicine at University Hospital.