University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust is inviting patients and members of the public to find out more about their local hospitals at its Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The AGM is due to take place in room 20063/64 of the Clinical Sciences Building at University Hospital, Coventry from 5pm – 6:30pm on Thursday, July 27, 2017.

The hospital Trust, which runs University Hospital in Coventry and the Hospital of St Cross in Rugby, will be celebrating its achievements, and outlining the challenges it has faced over the last year as well as sharing it’s vision for achieving it’s 2017/18 key objectives.

As always, following the review of the year there will be an open question and answer session and a chance to speak with senior staff on an individual basis.

The AGM will hear that in 2016/17:

  • We are very proud that 96% of people that responded to our patient satisfaction questionnaire indicated that their impression of the Trust was mainly good.
  • This year was an excellent year for Research and Development, as we rose up through the national research rankings for patient recruitment into research and achieved National Institute of Health Research Clinical Research Facility status.
  • In partnership with the University of Birmingham, the University of Warwick and Imperial College London, we were awarded ‘National Centre for Miscarriage Research’ status by Tommy’s Charity. This is Europe's largest miscarriage research centre.
  • The Trust has been recognised through many awards including the Motorneurone Disease Association’s “Extra Mile Award”
  • We are also very proud to be one of five NHS Trusts that are working in partnership with the Virginia Mason Institute in the USA to become one of the safest hospitals in the country. We are transforming our services using lean methodology.

Andy Hardy, Chief Executive Officer, said:
“It has been a challenging year, but some of the achievements of our staff at University Hospital and the Hospital of St Cross have been exceptional.

“I look forward to meeting with patients, carers and members of the public and sharing our successes at our AGM.”

Everyone is welcome to attend the AGM.