About Us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM) was created following the integration of Stafford Hospital with the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, signalling a time of major, positive change in health services for the people of Staffordshire.

With recent investment of more than £250m local hospital services and facilities are being transformed, providing an opportunity for a bright and stable future.

Serving around three million people across Staffordshire and North Wales, UHNM is one of the largest hospital trusts in the country. Its 10,000 strong workforce provides the full range of emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from our two hospitals in Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent.

The Trust also provides specialised services for three million people in a wider area, including neighbouring counties and North Wales. Our specialised services include cancer diagnosis and treatment, cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, renal and dialysis services, neonatal intensive care, paediatric intensive care, trauma, respiratory conditions, spinal surgery, upper gastro-intestinal surgery, complex orthopaedic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and the management of liver conditions.

Royal Stoke University Hospital, one of our two sites, is a large acute teaching hospital on the border of Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire. Our other site is County Hospital in Stafford. We are one of the largest Trusts and have one of the busiest emergency departments in the country. The Trust’s hospitals have more than 1,400 inpatient beds.

Our ambition over the coming years is to achieve our 2025Vision launched in 2014. This sets out our goal of becoming a world-class centre of clinical and academic achievement, where staff work together to ensure patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people want to come to learn, work and research.

Business size

500+ employees

Commercial presence