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About Us 

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Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust manages the following hospitals and services:

• Derriford Hospital
• The Royal Eye Infirmary
• Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service based at Mount Gould Hospital
• Services for young children at the Child Development Centre, Scott Business Park

We provide the full range of acute and general hospital services to 460,000 people in Plymouth, east Cornwall and south west Devon. This includes cancer care, orthopaedics, paediatrics, plastic and reconstructive surgery and ear, nose and throat services. 

We offer a range of highly specialist treatments, such as heart surgery and cardiology services, kidney transplants, neurosurgery and pancreatic surgery to a population of up to two million people across Devon, Cornwall and Dorset.

Plymouth Hospitals is the largest hospital trust in the south west peninsula and is a teaching trust in partnership with the Peninsula Medical School.  The Trust has an integrated Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit, which has a staff of approximately 220 military personnel who work in a variety of posts from lead doctors to trainee medical assistants.

We have over 1,000 beds for inpatients and day case patients.

Click here to download a copy of Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust annual review for 2006/07. The review contains information about the Trust’s activity levels, waiting times and financial statements.


Our Vision and Values

Our Vision
Our goal is to be recognised as the best in everything we do, providing leading-edge, high quality health services, safely delivered with courtesy and respect

Our Values
After consulting with our staff, we agreed the following values in April 2007. These are the principles that underpin everything we do and should be reflected in our decision-making behaviour.

We will:
• Put patients first
• Take ownership
• Respect others
• Be positive


Our Five Priorities for 2008/9 are

Staff Priorities

  • Valuing our staff
  • Management & Leadership development

Patient Priorities

  • Improving patient safety
  • Improving planned and elective care
  • Improving emergency care 

Click on the links on the left to find out more about Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust.


Safety, Quality and Efficiency in Everything We Do