The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
TypeNHS foundation trust
Established21 December 1990
HeadquartersHillingdon, London, England[1]
Staff3,744 (2023)[2] Edit this at Wikidata

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an NHS foundation trust responsible for the healthcare services provided at Hillingdon Hospital and Mount Vernon Hospital in the London Borough of Hillingdon.

The trust is part of Imperial College Health Partners.[3]


The trust was established as The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust on 21 December 1990, and became operational on 1 April 1991. It became an NHS foundation trust on 1 April 2011.[4][5]


The Trust recorded a deficit of £1 Million in 2012-13 but predicted a break even position in 2013–14.[6] The Care Quality Commission rated the trust as 'requires improvement' following a five-day inspection in October 2014. They were concerned at staffing levels and said the trust was not complying with infection prevention and control standards.[7]


In May 2015 the trust experienced a network infrastructure failure which required A&E attendances to be diverted to other nearby hospitals and delayed patient discharges.[8] The trust spent £13.5 million on agency staff in 2014/5.[9]

It was named by the Health Service Journal as one of the top hundred NHS trusts to work for in 2015. At that time it had 2608 full time equivalent staff and a sickness absence rate of 3.5%. 65% of staff recommend it as a place for treatment and 65% recommended it as a place to work.[10]

In October 2016 only 56.7% of main A&E patients at the trust were seen within four hours — the worst performance in the country. 5,300 patients a month attend the department, which was designed for 2,500. The trust said "The sheer volume of patients being seen in the space available means it is difficult to manage the swift flow of patients."[11] In March 2018 it was the second worst performer in England, with only 48.7% of patients in the main A&E seen within 4 hours, and 11 waiting more than 12 hours from the decision to admit to actual admission to a ward.[12]


  1. ^ "The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust". NHS England. Retrieved 28 December 2023.
  2. ^ "Annual Report and Accounts 2022/2023". The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 28 December 2023.
  3. ^ "Imperial College Health Partners launched to bring innovations in healthcare to North West London". Imperial College. 19 June 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  4. ^ "The Hillingdon Hospital National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Order 1990". Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  5. ^ Coombs, Dan (1 April 2011). "Hillingdon Hospital Trust granted Foundation status". Uxbridge Gazette. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  6. ^ "More than a third of trusts predict year-end deficit". Local Government Chronicle. 13 March 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Hillingdon Hospitals Trust must improve, says CQC watchdog". Get West London. 10 February 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  8. ^ "Network failure crashed frontline services at London hospital". Computer Weekly. 4 June 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  9. ^ "Agency spending: the real picture". Health Service Journal. 26 November 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  10. ^ "HSJ reveals the best places to work in 2015". Health Service Journal. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  11. ^ "London A&Es nearing meltdown as Christmas revellers told: 'Getting drunk is not a game'". Evening Standard. 15 December 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  12. ^ "Trusts' A&E performance goes sub 50 per cent as NHS hits new low". Health Service Journal. 12 April 2018. Retrieved 13 April 2018.

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