THE ROYAL SURREY NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust (Royal Surrey) is a public benefit corporation authorised since December 2009, under the National Health Service Act 2006. It is a multi-site acute and community Trust, based in Guildford, which serves a population of more than 336,000 across south west Surrey; and a tertiary cancer centre, offering state of the art diagnostic and treatment services to a population of two million. 90,000 patients are admitted for treatment, around 74,000 patients attend our Emergency Department and we deliver around 3,000 babies each year.
The Trust owns Healthcare Partners Limited (HPL) and Royal Surrey Pharmacy Ltd, both are wholly subsidiaries. We attract referrals from across the country for some specialties including urology. Our Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit (key-hole surgery) is one of only three such training units in the UK. Our patients also benefit from state of the art diagnostic equipment including two MRI scanners, four CT scanners, interventional radiology equipment and a gamma camera. We have one of the lowest mortality rates in the country.
As a NHS Foundation Trust, we have a Council of Governors with 26 Governors, and over 8,000 public members. We employ around 4,200 members of staff making us one of Guildford’s largest employers. In addition, the hospital is supported by a thriving group of 500 volunteers all of whom provide valuable services on an independent, voluntary basis.
The Trust has recently been rated as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for being caring, effective and safe, and well led, and ‘Outstanding’ for being responsive to people’s needs and for our maternity services. We have a great reputation and history of embracing quality improvement (QI) and transformation work – continuously improving is one of our core values. Today, the Trust has put QI firmly at the centre of its strategic journey. It is seen by the Board as the vehicle we will use to reach the goals set out in the 2018-23 strategy.
The Trust’s management structure comprises six divisions led by clinician and management partnerships: · Medicine and Access · Women and Children · Surgery 7 · Oncology · Diagnostics and Clinical Support Services · Adult Community Services. These divisions are supported by Corporate Services led by Executive Directors. The most recently created division Adult Community Services, came into being on 1 April 2018 when the Trust took over the provision of adult community health care services for people in Guildford and Waverley with ProCare Health (the federation for GP practices). This is the first time an acute Trust has joined forces with a GP federation to provide adult community health services in this way.
The primary location of the Trust is Egerton Road, Guildford, GU2 7XX. It also offers inpatient services at: Haslemere Hospital and Milford Hospital, outreach and diagnostic services at: St. Luke’s Radiotherapy Unit, East Surrey Hospital, St. Luke’s Chemotherapy Unit, Ashford Hospital, and outpatient services at: Cranleigh Village Hospital, Haslemere Hospital, Woking Community Hospital.
Situated on a green field site on the outskirts of Guildford, the Trust has excellent rail and road links (via the A3 and M25) to London (35 minutes) and to the south coast (35 minutes). A shuttle bus service links the hospital to the railway station and town centre, and the main taxi ranks.
The picturesque Surrey countryside is ideal for good walks and outdoor pursuits and has numerous historic village inns. Guildford is one of the best shopping areas outside London centred on its attractive high street, and entertainment for all tastes including clubs, restaurants, theatres, cinema and a new multi-sports complex with swimming pools, ice rink, gymnasium and ten pin bowling.
Guildford has a number of schools, both private and state, which cater for all bands of ability. There is a Technical College, with a wide and varied curriculum and a Law College with a national reputation. The University of Surrey is situated beside the Cathedral, adjacent to the A3 trunk road. There is mainline rail link with London and the South West.