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About the Trust

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW) is one of the largest acute teaching hospital Trusts in the UK, comprising of University Hospital in Coventry and the Hospital of St Cross in Rugby.

As a Trust we serve a population of 1,000,000 people and deliver high quality care for people across Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond.

We have a national and international reputation for providing both emergency and elective care and specialise in cardiology, neurosurgery, stroke, joint replacements, in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and maternal health, diabetes and kidney transplants. We are also a designated major trauma centre with a helipad and cancer centre.

We employ more than 8,500 staff and deliver acute healthcare to the population of Coventry and Rugby as well as more regional specialist services . Clinical care is delivered by 16 Clinical Groups that are led by a triumvirate comprising a Clinical Director, Modern Matron/Midwife and a Group Manager.

We are at the forefront of innovation demostrated in some of our most recent achievements which include:

  • Awarded International Centre of Excellence status award for the treatment of neuroendocrine tumours.
  • Won the Best Dementia Friendly Hospital award.
  • Introduced keyhole surgery for patients too unwell to undergo conventional open heart surgery.
  • First Trust in the UK to move from physical to digital pathology slides, which allow our pathologists to view samples in high resolution on their computer screens from any location.
  • Introduced robotic surgery with the Da Vinci Robot, it is able to perform prostate, kidney, bowel, throat, and heart operations with minimal intursion for patients.
  • Selected as just one of five Trusts in the country set to benefit from the influence of the internationally acclaimed healthcare experts Virginia Mason as part of a new initiative launched by the Health Secretary and the NHS Trust Development Authority.

Nurses at University Hospital, Coventry, and the Hospital of St Cross, Rugby, have contributed to a prestigious new manual for trainee and practising nurses.