The Trust and our services in hospital and in the local community

Photograph of hospital frontage

The Trust provides general health services at hospital and in the community with staff working out of 75 different sites in the City and the London borough of Hackney. Our primary site, Homerton Hospital, has almost 500 beds spread across 11 wards, a 10-bed intensive care unit and maternity, paediatric and neonatal wards. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's, originally a workhouse but now the home for many NHS bodies and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

The hospital has three day-surgery theatres and six main operating theatres for all types of general surgery, trauma and orthopaedics, gynaecology, maxio-facial, urology, ENT, obesity, bariatrics and obstetrics. We also have a surgical treatment room within the main theatres complex.

We offer a range of specialist care in obstetrics and neonatology, fetal medicine, fertility, HIV and sexual health, asthma and allergies, keyhole and bariatric surgery and neuro-rehabilitation across east London and beyond.

As a Foundation Trust we are accountable to local people who can become members and governors. We have a duty to consult and involve a Board of Governors drawn from patients, staff, membership and partner organisations in our strategic planning.

We have earned a reputation for the quality of training offered and are recognised as one of the top recruiters to high quality research studies in the UK with particular interest in neonatal, sexual health and respiratory medicine. We are also recognised as innovators in embracing methods and systems that promise better and safer patient care.

We now employ over 4000 staff, most of whom grew up in Hackney, most of whom live in the neighbourhood, many of whom followed their mothers and fathers into the hospital, a number of whom work alongside more than one family member, some of whom were born here and all of whom believe they belong to something of great value.