Imperial College Healthcare

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Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Imperial College Healthcare logo.jpg
Geography
Location London, United Kingdom
Organisation
Care system NHS
Hospital type NHS trust
History
Founded 2007
Links
Website http://www.imperial.nhs.uk/
Lists Hospitals in the United Kingdom

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is an NHS trust based in London, United Kingdom. It is one of the largest NHS trusts in England[1] and together with Imperial College London forms an academic health science centre.

Imperial College Healthcare was formed in October 2007 by the merger of Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust and St Mary's NHS Trust and their integration with Imperial College Faculty of Medicine. It currently manages five hospitals: Charing Cross Hospital; Hammersmith Hospital; Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital; St Mary's Hospital and Western Eye Hospital. In 2012/13 Imperial College Healthcare had a turnover of £971.3 million, employed approximately 9,770 people and treated almost 1.2 million patients.[2]

History[edit]

Imperial College Healthcare was formed on 1 October 2007 by the merger of Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust and St Mary's NHS Trust with Imperial College London Faculty of Medicine.[3] In July 2008 Imperial College Healthcare announced that it would be launching a pilot scheme to reward medical teams with bonuses for successful operations.[4][5] In January 2009 the results of a study were published in which researchers had successfully captured MRI images of bleeding inside the hearts of 15 Imperial College Healthcare patients who had suffered a heart attack.[6][7] In November 2009 a team led by Professor Paul Abel of Imperial College Healthcare performed the first removal of a rectal cancer using ultrasound.[8] In April 2011 it was reported that Imperial College Healthcare had an underlying financial deficit and faced a potential gap of £40 million between income and expenditure in 2011/12.[1] In 2012/13 Imperial College Healthcare Trust achieved a year-end adjusted surplus of £9.0 million.[2]

Organisation[edit]

The Trust's chief executive is Mark Davies. The chair of the Trust was Lord Tugendhat from its inception in October 2007 until December 2011 when he was succeeded by Sir Richard Sykes.

Clinical structure[edit]

The clinical services of Imperial College Healthcare are organised into four divisions:[9]

  • Medicine division
  • Surgery and cancer division
  • Investigative and clinical support sciences division
  • Women’s and children’s division

Finances[edit]

In 2012/13 Imperial College Healthcare achieved a year end adjusted surplus of £9.0 million. The Trust had a total income of £971.30 million, of which £752.725 million was from patient care activities and £218.549 million was from other operating revenue.[2] In the same year it had operating expenses of £939.70 million, capital expenditure of £25.0 million.[2]

As at 31 March 2013 Imperial College Healthcare had total assets of £855.737 million, total assets less current liabilities of £687.395 million and total assets employed of £664.033 million.[2]

Staff[edit]

During 2012/13 Imperial College Healthcare employed an average of 9,770 people:[2]

  • Administration and estates staff - 2,243
  • Healthcare assistants and other support staff - 1,057
  • Medical and dental staff - 1,686
  • Nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff - 3,439
  • Scientific, therapeutic and technical staff - 1,344

Research[edit]

In partnership with Imperial College London, Imperial College Healthcare is a major centre for medical research.[10] It is also part of one of eleven National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centres.[11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "England's biggest hospital trust faces £40m budget black hole". The Telegraph. 9 April 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Annual Report 2012/13". Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Super-trust will offer quicker cures". London Evening Standard. 1 October 2007. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "'Rewards for medics' excellence'". BBC News. 20 July 2008. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "Surgeons set for pay bonuses if their operations are successful". The Times. 20 July 2008. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "A patient's bleeding heart is pictured for the first time". Daily Mail. 19 January 2009. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "First pictures inside a heart attack". The Telegraph. 20 January 2009. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "Rectal cancer tumour destroyed by ultrasound is a first". BBC News. 26 November 2009. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  9. ^ "Our organisation". Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  10. ^ "Imperial College Healthcare Research". Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  11. ^ "Biomedical Research Centres". National Institute for Health Research. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  12. ^ "South secures research cash". Times Higher Education. 16 February 2007. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 

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