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This section seeks to demonstrate how this hospital is managed by the public it serves and the staff it employs according to the imperatives of ever improving patient care.

The hospital is managed by a board of directors comprising 6 executive and 7 non executive directors. 

The board is advised and supported by the council of Governors who comprise of 14 members of the public, 6 staff and 7 people representing interested parties such as the London Borough of Hackney. The Governors are elected by and represent the 7000 membership which is made up of adults who live in Hackney and neighbouring boroughs and who register to be members.

The Council of Governors consists of 14 public Governors, six staff Governors and five partner Governors. The partner Governors were appointed to represent their organisations – London Borough of Hackney, City Corporation, City and Hackney CCG, Queen Mary College of the University of London and City University.

Registered members of Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust elect public and staff Governors by an election administered by the Electoral Reform Ballot Service.

The sub-committees of the Board are the Audit Committee, Charitable Funds Committee, Risk Committee and the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.

The Executive Directors and clinical management teams are responsible for the leadership of the Trust’s clinical services. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, there are three clinical divisions:

  • Surgery, women's and sexual health services
  • Children's services, diagnostics and outpatients
  • Integrated medical and rehabilitation services.

The Standing Orders, Standing Financial Instructions, Committee Terms of Reference and other corporate information relating to the Trust are held by the Company Secretary.

The Trust consists of Homerton Hospital in Hackney and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home in Shoreditch as well as local community health services.

As one of London’s designated peri-natal centres, Homerton provides a highly specialised range of obstetric and neonatal services. The Trust delivers nearly 6000 births per annum and provides 40 neonatal intensive care cots.

Over 3500 staff are directly employed by the Trust, with a further 1000 contracted to work for us or placed here for training. In the latter group are pre and post registration medical and health care professional trainees from the London Deanery, Barts and the London Medical School, City University and East London University.