Derby Teaching Hospitals and Burton Hospitals had a long history of working closely together, and two years ago plans to formally merge the two organisations were first explored, resulting in the creation on 1 July 2018 of University Hospitals of Derby and Burton.
Bringing the two hospital trusts together has clear benefits for local people in southern Derbyshire and south east Staffordshire as we bring together the expertise of our 12,000 staff across our five hospital sites.
All five of our hospitals – the Royal Derby Hospital, Queen’s Hospital Burton and the Samuel Johnson, Sir Robert Peel and London Road community hospitals – retain their individual names and their own unique identities and each has an important part to play in our future.
By coming together we will be able to build on the strengths of both Derby and Burton, to achieve our aim of delivering exceptional care together.
Meet our Chief Executive Gavin Boyle as he takes up our story
Chief Executive’s blog
“Working in the NHS is a huge privilege; there are few walks of life where it is possible to make such a positive impact on people’s lives. It’s an institution I love and which I think distinguishes us as a nation and as a civilised society. I also believe that we have a responsibility to safeguard it for future generations.
My priorities are delivering the best possible patient care, enabling our people to play their part, working in partnership and being sustainable in improving the care for our community.
I hope you’ll enjoy reading my regular blog and finding out more about the work of the Trust”.