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The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Overall: Requires improvement read more about inspection ratings

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Background to this inspection

Updated 24 July 2018

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides services from both Hillingdon Hospital and Mount Vernon Hospital. The Trust has a turnover of around £222 million and we employ over 3,300 staff. They deliver healthcare to the residents of the London Borough of Hillingdon, and increasingly to those living in the surrounding areas of Ealing, Harrow, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, giving them a total catchment population of over 350,000 people.

Hillingdon Hospital is an acute and specialist services provider in North West London, close to Heathrow Airport for which we are the nearest hospital for those receiving emergency treatment. Providing the majority of services from the Trust, Hillingdon Hospital is the only acute hospital in Hillingdon with a busy Accident and Emergency, inpatients, day surgery, and outpatient clinics. The Trust also provides some services at Mount Vernon Hospital, in co-operation with the East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.

The trust has 509 beds including:

  • 295 medical care beds;
  • 95 surgery beds;
  • 60 maternity beds;
  • 25 paediatric beds;
  • 15 neonate beds;
  • 10 gynaecology beds;
  • and 9 ITU beds

Overall inspection

Requires improvement

Updated 24 July 2018

Our rating of the trust stayed the same. We rated it as requires improvement because:

  • We rated safe and well-led at Hillingdon Hospital as inadequate; effective and responsive as requires improvement, and caring as good. We rated three of the trust’s 12 core services as good, three as requires improvement and two service as inadequate. In rating the trust, we took into account the current ratings of the four services at Mount Vernon Hospital not inspected this time.
  • We rated well-led for the trust overall as requires improvement.