Who we care for

Our vision

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

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:

  • Immunology
  • Kidney transplant
  • Pancreatic cancer surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • 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


Eye Services (REI)

The REI is situated in our brand new three-floor, state-of-the-art facility that brings together the outpatient and surgical eye treatments that were currently provided at Derriford Hospital. The new facility includes theatres, an increased number of treatment rooms and an expanded area for young patients. It also includes the addition of a third operating theatre dedicated to sub-specialisms, such as oculoplastic, orbital and corneal surgeries.

Mount Gould Hospital

We have 30 beds for general rehabilitation plus 15 beds for stroke rehabilitation patients. Our Discharge Assessment Unit opened on 3 April 2023 with 40 beds now available.

South Hams Community Hospital

We have 15 beds here and began managing the site in 2021.

Tavistock Hospital

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.

Radiology Academy

The Plymouth Radiology Academy is the only purpose-built Radiology Academy in the world and provides an inspirational environment in which to learn radiology.

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