Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the major provider of hospital services to the population of North and mid Hampshire and surrounding areas. The hospitals in Basingstoke and Winchester provide a comprehensive range of acute services as well as being a tertiary referral centre for colorectal, liver, peritoneal carcinomatosis, haemophilia and pseudomyxoma surgery.
Services are provided across Basingstoke, Winchester and Andover sites. There are advanced plans for a new Critical Treatment Hospital to be built in central Hampshire within 3 years. This would be the site of the single large level 2/3 critical care unit for the Trust. This new central hospital would also be the site of the single units for medically supported obstetrics, neonates, all in-patient paediatrics and surgical emergencies.
The Trust covers a population of 600,000 incorporating Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospitals (BNHH), Royal Hampshire County Hospital (RHCH) in Winchester, Andover War Memorial Hospital (AWMH) and community hospitals. We provide one hospital service across multiple localities, delivering services as close as possible to the patient. BNHH and RHCH are 23 miles apart, situated in the middle of the M3 corridor, with excellent transport links to London and the south coast.
Our values help us in what we do and how we do it. It is important that you understand and use these values throughout your employment with the Trust to define and develop our culture.
The post holder will be:-
- Compassionate, caring about our patients.
- Accountable and responsible, always looking to improve.
- Respectful for all and show integrity in everything.
- Encouraging and challenging each other to always do our best.
Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital (BNHH)
The BNHH was built in the early 1970s as a district general hospital. Most of its services are provided within two inter-connected buildings. A diagnosis and treatment centre (DTC) opened in February 2005, has recently been expanded to house four operating theatres, three endoscopy rooms and breast diagnostic facilities.
The Basingstoke & North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust came into being on the 1st December 2006. Psychiatric services are provided at the adjacent Parklands Hospital, which is managed by the Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. There is close liaison with the neighbouring St Michael’s Hospice, for patients in need of palliative care.
Both BNHH and RHCH are closely linked with the Southampton University Medical School. There is a regular programme of lectures at the postgraduate medical centre, in addition to excellent library facilities, housed within a major multi-disciplinary education centre on the BNHH site – the “Ark”.
Royal Hampshire County Hospital (RHCH), Winchester
The RHCH has been in existence for over 150 years. The main Nightingale building dating back to 1886 houses the emergency department, medical imaging unit, the EMAU, surgical, medical and paediatric wards, five operating theatres and the intensive care unit. Florence Portal House houses the women’s health services (gynaecology, obstetrics and breast surgery) with two obstetric theatres, and two other operating theatres. The five-storey Burrell Wing was opened in November 2005. The top floor houses the short stay surgery unit with three operating theatres and the endoscopy service. The outpatient services were relocated to the ground floor in January 2013.
Andover War Memorial Hospital
This is part of the Trust with a number of GP and elderly care beds. There is a day surgery unit with plans for expansion to include a general anaesthetic service. Currently local and regional anaesthetic lists for eye, orthopaedics and general surgery lists are serviced by anaesthetists from Winchester.
Andover War Memorial Hospital (AWMH) provides community and hospital services including a minor injuries unit, outpatient clinics, diagnostic imaging, day surgery, rehabilitation and maternity services. It is also home to the Countess of Brecknock Hospice.