University Hospital of North Staffordshire

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University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust
University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust
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University Hospital of North Staffordshire
Location Stoke-on-Trent,, Staffordshire,, England, United Kingdom
Care system Public NHS
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university Keele University School of Medicine
Emergency department Yes Accident & Emergency
Beds 1,157 [1]
Lists Hospitals in the United Kingdom

University Hospital of North Staffordshire is a teaching and research hospital at Hartshill in the English county of Staffordshire. It lies in the city of Stoke-on-Trent, near the border with Newcastle-under-Lyme, and is one of the largest hospitals in the country and a major local employer, with over 6,000 staff. IT is run by the University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust (UHNS).


The hospital was formed by merging North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary (former voluntary hospital), City General Hospital (former workhouse infirmary) and Hartshill Orthopaedic Hospital (former orthopaedic hospital).

Excavations on the main site have revealed that a large medieval hospital operated on exactly the same site from the thirteenth century until the 1580s.

Current operations[edit]

It operates on three nearby sites. Most departments are on the City General Site with some departments on the old Royal Infirmary site. A separate central outpatients department is in Hartshill between the two hospital sites.

Sodexo Healthcare currently provide partial services for portering and domestic departments and all catering services for the city general site.

The Trust predicts a deficit of £28m in 2013-14.[2]


In 2003 the hospital was chosen for a £350-million Private Finance Initiative development, and work on major new facilities is now underway. Most of the wards and Accident & Emergency department will be moved from the Royal Infirmary site across to the new site over the course of 2012, after which the former site will be redeveloped for much needed housing in this area.

From April 2012 all A&E departments were on the new site, together with new Maternity and Oncology units.

Keele University School of Medicine and School of Nursing and Midwifery[edit]

It is the main teaching hospital for Keele University's School of Medicine and the School of Nursing and Midwifery. The clinical undergraduate medical school and postgraduate medical school buildings are in the grounds of the hospital, as well as the Clinical Education Centre and the Keele University Health Library which is the main teaching facility for the School of Nursing and Midwifery.


  1. ^ "?". Retrieved 2007-06-20. 
  2. ^ "More than a third of trusts predict year-end deficit". Local Government Chronicle. 13 March 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 

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Coordinates: 53°00′14″N 2°12′52″W / 53.00392°N 2.21454°W / 53.00392; -2.21454