Our aim is to deliver outstanding care for local people in Southern Derbyshire and South-East Staffordshire through the expertise of our 12,000 staff.
Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (DTHFT) and Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BHFT) have merged to become a new organisation – University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.
Bringing teams together and creating a larger Trust will mean:
Our priority is to ensure that all clinical services continue to operate safely and effectively. However, over time we will be able to make the changes we need to realise all of the benefits for our patients, and continue to improve the opportunities for our staff. Some services have already been reviewed in detail so that we can start to make some of these changes more quickly.
A number of the clinical teams that diagnose and treat cancer at Derby and Burton will merge into one team. This will help to improve job satisfaction by sharing best practice amongst clinicians, and enabling larger on-call rotas. Benefits for patients include:
We will provide a single cardiology service with consultants working across both Burton and Derby hospital sites. This will mean care closer to home, including the fitting of pacemakers, and ensure that patients can receive more treatments in one place without the need for further referrals.
Other benefits include:
The orthopaedic department will become a larger, more resilient unit to compete with other large organisations nearby. The combined team will provide services across a wider range of locations and will support quality and productivity improvements, reduced waiting times and improved satisfaction for both patients and staff.
They will also provide:
The proposed new cross site structures will reduce variation in how radiologists work, providing patients with a more consistent service. Other benefits include:
The merged Trust will expand the high-quality renal service currently provided in Derby – one of the leading renal medicine units in the country – to patients across the combined Burton and Derby area. This will bring real benefits to patients:
We propose to deliver a Hyper Acute Stroke Unit for the Burton population at the Royal Derby Hospital. After this time patients would be discharged home or transferred to Burton to complete their care and receive rehabilitation in an enhanced service. This would bring a number of benefits: