Work Organisation and Innovation - Case Study: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, UK
Foley, Beth; Cox, Annette
[Excerpt] Nottingham City Hospital is part of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH). NUH was formed in 2006 after the City Hospital underwent a merger with Queen’s Medical Centre. Queen’s Medical Centre now forms the emergency care site and the City Hospital houses services for strokes, heart disease and cancer, focusing on planned care and those with long-term conditions. NUH is now one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in England, employing 13,000 staff. It provides services to over 2.5 million residents of Nottingham and its surrounding communities, and specialist services to a further 3–4 million people from neighbouring counties each year. The Trust has an annual income of GBP722.5 million (approximately €858 million as at 20 January 2013), 90 wards and around 1,700 beds. The Trust prides itself on standing at the forefront of many research programmes and new surgical procedures; it is the only NHS trust in the country to have had three successful bids for Biomedical Research Units. As a teaching trust, NUH has a strong relationship with the University of Nottingham and other universities across the East Midlands, and plays an important role in the education and training of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.
work organization; innovation; Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust