Whittington Health was launched on 1 April 2011 as a new organisation comprising The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust and NHS Islington and NHS Haringey. The Whittington Hospital and the community health services in Islington and Haringey are award winning organisations, delivering acute and community based health services to a population of 443,000 people. The new organisation is the biggest employer in the area, with over 4,000 staff. The new organisation delivers healthcare not only on the acute hospital site which has 420 beds, but also from a variety of other venues and through visits to people’s homes. We want to ensure that all our patients and service users receive treatment and care in the most appropriate environment for their health needs. The high quality health services are provided in a caring, friendly and efficient way – we want you to be proud of your local healthcare and recommend it to your family and friends. Whittington Health as an Integrated Care Organisation (ICO) offers greater opportunities to work across the boroughs to address the health needs of the local population. By integrating our hospital and community teams, we aim to improve the quality of care to our patients and service users whilst reducing costs by working closely together. Whittington Health also works with other health, social care and voluntary sector partners to support patients and service users from their initial appointment whether it be with a community health team or at the hospital, all the way through to treatment and tailored after care. In May 2011, Haringey’s children’s services also joined Whittington Health.
Whittington Health is one of the three main teaching campuses for the Royal Free and University College Medical School. Whittington Health is currently applying for Foundation Trust status.