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

Image of the living wall at the front of the hospital

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is an integrated care trust which provides hospital and community health services for Hackney, the City and surrounding communities. The Trust provides a full range of adult, older people’s and children’s services across medical and surgical specialties.

The trust operates acute services from a single site: Homerton University Hospital, which opened in 1986. Based on an aggregation of ratings across all of the core services provided from the hospital, the hospital has been rated by Care Quality Commission as ‘Outstanding’. The hospital has almost 500 beds spread across 11 wards, a ten bed intensive care unit and maternity, paediatric and neonatal wards. Community services are provided by staff working out of 75 partner sites in Hackney and the City of London. The trust has a separate registration to provide continuing health care at 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.

The trust provides some highly specialised tertiary services, including bariatric surgery and the Regional Neurological Rehabilitation Unit. It is one of London’s designated perinatal centres and provides a range of highly specialised obstetric and neonatal intensive care services.
The Trust 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.
The number of staff directly employed by the Trust in terms of full-time equivalent (FTE) was at over 3,800 FTE in 2020/21. Excluded from these figures are pre- and postgraduate health care practitioners who were placed for training, bank and agency employees, staff holding honorary contracts and contracted auxiliary services personnel.