Who we care for
To provide excellent care, with compassion, wrapped around people’s individual needs
Together with our partners we will develop nationally leading integrated health and care, unlocking better outcomes and reducing inequalities, and develop UHP as a regional specialist centre to improve lives across Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall
UHP has a unique role, one of few trusts in the country to fulfil four distinct roles in the peninsula health and care system – spanning community and social care, mental health, acute and through to specialist and tertiary services.
Who we care for
We are responsible for providing care across the widest of spectrums: from within people’s homes and working with our voluntary sector partners in local communities, to offering the most specialist hospital care available in our regional centre.
The south west peninsula geography gives our Trust a secondary care catchment population of 475,000 with a wider peninsula population of almost 2,000,000 people who can access our specialist services. The population is characterised by its diversity – the rural and the urban, the wealthy and pockets of deprivation, and wide variance in health and life expectancy.
A regional specialist teaching trust
We are a teaching hospital in partnership with the University of Plymouth and working with Plymouth Marjon University. As host to the Joint Hospital Group South West (JHG(SW)) in a city with a strong military tradition, we have a tri-service staff of nearly 200 military doctors, nurses and allied health professionals who are fully integrated within our facilities.
Where we provide care
We provide services for patients at the following main sites as well as through clinics at other local hospitals and care centres:
Derriford Hospital including The Royal Eye Infirmary (REI)
Derriford Hospital is the largest specialist teaching hospital in the south west peninsula and the region’s major trauma centre. Our staff here offer a range of specialist services including:
- Kidney transplant
- Pancreatic cancer surgery
- Cardiothoracic surgery
- Bone marrow transplant
- Upper Gastro-intestinal surgery
- Hepatobiliary surgery
- Neonatal intensive care and high risk obstetrics
- Plastic surgery
- Liver transplant evaluation
- Stereotactic radiosurgery
Local Care Centre at Mount Gould Hospital
We have 30 beds plus 15 beds for stroke rehabilitation patients (temporarily moved to Ernstell House due to refurbishment works).
South Hams Community Hospital
We have 15 beds here and began managing the site in 2021.
We have 13 beds here and began managing the site in 2021.
Urgent Treatment Centre and Minor Injuries Unites
We run an Urgent Treatment Centre at the Cumberland Centre in Devonport, central Plymouth and minor injury units in Tavistock and Kingsbridge.
Child Development Centre
Developmental services for young children are provided at the Child Development Centre, Scott Business Park.
The Plymouth Dialysis Unit
Patients needing treatment for renal failure are cared for in state-of-the-art, purpose-built facilities in Estover.
The Plymouth Radiology Academy is the only purpose-built Radiology Academy in the world and provides an inspirational environment in which to learn radiology.
Home Park Vaccination Centre
We run a COVID vaccination clinic at Home Park, the home of Plymouth Argyle FC.
These are the principles that underpin everything we do and should be reflected in our decision-making behaviour. We will:
- Put people first
- Take ownership
- Respect others
- Be positive
- Listen, learn, improve