The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is a modern, progressive Trust, with a reputation for clinical excellence and efficiency. Earlier it was Rotherham General Hospitals NHS Trust before becoming an NHS Foundation Trust in 2005. It is located in two miles south of Rotherham town centre in pleasant suburban surroundings, within close proximity to the M1 and M18 motorways, six miles from Sheffield and close to Doncaster. They also operate a large number of community services out of other sites across Rotherham including Rotherham Community Health Centre, close to the town centre, excepting short waiting times & the hospital acquired infection rates are among the lowest in the UK.
It is a wide range of hospitals base upon Medical, Surgical, Paediatric and Obstetric & Gynaecological services. The excellent and modern facilities include: - 500 inpatient beds - Intensive Therapy and Coronary Care Units - Cardiac Catheterisation Suite - Breast Screening Suite - Endoscopy Unit - Day Surgery Unit - Theatre Assessment Unit - Stroke Unit The clinical services are supported by comprehensive pathology, medical physics and imaging services, including state of the art MRI and CT facilities. Medical Education Centre has tutorial rooms and a lecture theatre with widely acclaimed Medical Library and information systems. The department: - organises a vigorous medical postgraduate education programme - has strong links with the University of Sheffield - is renowned for its medical undergraduate training. The Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department deals with around 75,000 patients per year and there are approximately 55,000 inpatients and 250,000 outpatient attendances each year.
Monitor ratings for the hospital for Quarter 4 show a Financial Risk Rating of '2' and a Governance rating of 'Red'. Finances are rated on a scale of 1-5 where 1 is high risk and 5 is low risk. Governance and Mandatory Services are rated Green, Amber or Red. Hospital has been awarded with Foundation Trust status in 2005, which means they are an independent body and free from government control and are regulated by Monitor (the independent regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts). The Trust is an Associate Teaching Hospital of the University of Sheffield and has an active research programme delivered through local, regional, national and international research networks and consortia.