Hello my name is Kiran Patel

Chief Medical Officer

Whether you are interested in management, research, innovation or teaching and training, we have facilities for you to utilise and benefit from at UHCW.

UHCW is a forward thinking organisation with top class facilities and enormously talented staff. The opportunities to grow and excel in your field while at UHCW are huge whether you are at the start of your career or whether you fancy a change as an established consultant. Our primary aim is to offer patient centred safe care that is effective and efficient.

We run University Hospital, Coventry and the Hospital of St Cross, Rugby, and maintain a strong focus on providing high-quality, safe and effective patient care. 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.

The complex, tertiary services such as cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery and renal transplant are at UH and elective orthopaedics and rehabilitation services are at Rugby. UHCW is one of the busiest Trauma Centres in the country and with this comes a busy hospital. Our ED sees up to 600 patients on some days and our 33 elective theatres are always full to capacity. We are a Cancer Centre and have a popular midwifery led birthing unit alongside our Labour Ward.

Our Surgical Training Centre is world-renowned and we hold multidisciplinary national and international courses here such as difficult airway, trauma and neurosurgery. We are the first hospital in Europe to implement digital reporting in Histopathology. We have led nationally recognised change programmes such as ‘Getting Emergency Care Right’ and are one of the five hospitals in the UK to be paired with Virginia Mason Institute in Seattle, USA. We have research collaborations with Warwick University and Coventry University. We are a teaching hospital with medical students from Warwick Medical School and have superb teaching facilities. We have management and leadership training for junior doctors, a thriving weekly Grand Round and an Innovation Hub for everyone to use.

You could benefit from all of this and more at UHCW. Our values are Respect, Openness, Compassion, Pride, Partnership, Improve and Learn, and behaviours reflecting these values are very important to us. I encourage you to become a part of UHCW and like me; you will fall in love with this place and its people.