The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust was established in 1994 and is a major acute Trust providing a comprehensive range of services for the people of Wolverhampton, the wider Black Country, Staffordshire, North Worcestershire and Shropshire.
It gained Cancer Centre status in 1997, was designated as the 4th Regional Heart & Lung Centre during 2004/05 and became one of the first wave Bowel Screening Centres in 2006.
The Trust is the largest teaching hospital in the Black Country providing teaching and training to around 130 medical students on rotation from the University of Birmingham Medical School.
It also provides training for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals through well-established links with the University of Wolverhampton.
One of the largest acute and community providers in the West Midlands the Trust has an operating budget of almost £380 million, more than 800 beds on 3 sites and employs around 8,000 staff.
The Trust serves the catchment area of Wolverhampton with a core population in excess of 245,000 for its community services, 336,000 for its secondary care services and around one million for its tertiary services.
The Trust has grown its specialist service portfolio and its income significantly over the last few years as part of a business strategy to increase tertiary services both directly and as a driver to secure secondary service referrals from Clinical Commissioning Groups on our geographical boundaries.
A range of specialty services are provided along with excellent pathology services based within a new state of the art building covering most aspects of clinical biochemistry, haematology, microbiology and histology.
There is a large, modern radiology department and an on-site neurophysiology department.
The Trust provides a comprehensive range of community, acute and specialist/tertiary services from the following locations:
- New Cross Hospital (secondary and tertiary services, Maternity, Accident & Emergency, Critical Care, outpatients)
- West Park Hospital (rehabilitation inpatient and day care services, therapy services, outpatients)
- More than 20 Community sites (community services for children and adults, Walk in Centre, therapy and rehabilitation services)
- Cannock Chase Hospital
The Directorate of Ophthalmology based at The Wolverhampton and Midland Counties Eye Infirmary (WEI) on the New Cross site provides an ophthalmic service to the residents of Wolverhampton, Walsall and South Staffordshire as well as adjacent counties.
The Eye Infirmary enjoys an excellent reputation serving the local population by providing specialist diagnostic, in patient and theatre facilities.