Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
|Type of Trust|
|NHS hospital trust|
|Last annual budget|
|Chief Executive||Julian Hartley|
|Website||Leeds Teaching Hospitals|
|Care Quality Commission reports||CQC|
The Trust was formed in April 1998 after the merger of two previous smaller NHS trusts to form one citywide organisation. The former trusts were United Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (based at Leeds General Infirmary) and St James's & Seacroft University Hospitals NHS Trust (based at St James's University Hospital).
It provides services for the population of Leeds and surrounding areas, and is a regional centre for a range of services including cancer, neurosurgery, heart surgery, liver and kidney transplantation. In 2009 it was the largest NHS trust in England, employing over 17,000 staff on six main sites.
It runs six hospitals:
- Chapel Allerton Hospital
- Leeds Dental Institute
- Leeds General Infirmary
- St James's University Hospital
- Seacroft Hospital
- Wharfedale Hospital
It is the biggest provider of specialised services in England, which generated an income of £415.3 million in 2014/5.
The trust was one of five to benefit from a five-year, £12.5m programme announced by Jeremy Hunt in July 2015 to bring in Virginia Mason Medical Center to assist English hospitals using their clinical engagement and culture tools including the Patient Safety Alert System and electronic dashboard. Hunt said “The achievements at Virginia Mason over the past decade are truly inspirational and I’m delighted they will now help NHS staff to learn the lessons that made their hospital one of the safest in the world – patients will see real benefits as a result.” 
In April 2016 it was reported that the trust had been forced to cancel liver transplant operations because of a shortage of critical care nurses.
The trust renegotiated the private finance initiative for the Bexley Wing at St James’s Hospital in May 2017 and expects to save £52 million over the life of the contract.
- "Superbug screening for patients". BBC News. 30 August 2009.
- "Hospitals chief to go after trust misses key targets". Yorkshire Post. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013.
- "Analysed: The biggest NHS providers of specialised services". Health Service Journal. 16 October 2015. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
- "NHS Trusts put in risk categories - full list". Independent. London. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2013.
- "NHS reveals 'never event' figures". Sheffield Star. 13 December 2013. Archived from the original on 17 December 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013.
- "US corporation brought in to help improve five trusts". Nursing Times. 16 July 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
- "Transplants axed and wards closed amid trust's nurse shortage". Health Service Journal. 15 April 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
- "Trust gets £10m boost from PFI refinancing deal". Health Service Journal. 25 May 2017. Retrieved 4 June 2017.