About Us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust is one of the UK's largest teaching Trusts responsible for managing University Hospital in Coventry and and the Hospital of St. Cross in Rugby, which between them serve a population of over a million people. 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. The Trust was first established in 1992 and expanded to include Rugby in 1998. We are the principal teaching hospital for Warwick Medical School with whom we work in close partnership to develop innovative medical education programmes and clinical research. 

In 2016/17 we served:

  • 656,191 people who attended an outpatient appointment
  • 187,792 people who were cared for in our Accident and Emergency department (including those in specialist children’s A&E)
  • 163,834 Inpatients and Day Cases.
  • 6,126 babies delivered.
  • 42,709 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. 

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.

INNOVATE we strive to lead in improving and innovating patient care driven by clinical leadership, championing research and collaborating with our partners and stakeholders. 

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 are at the forefront of innovation demonstrated 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 intrusion 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.