Leicester General Hospital

1st February 2017
Grading Explained: Requires Improvement

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust is a teaching trust that was formed in April 2000 through the merger of Leicester General Hospital, Glenfield Hospital and Leicester Royal Infirmary. St Mary’s Birth Centre provides care for pregnant women and their families for the trust.

The trust provides care to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland as well as the surrounding counties. Some of its specialised services provide care and treatment to people from all over the UK.

There is no accident and emergency (A&E) department at Leicester General Hospital. We report on the trust’s A&E services in the separate report for Leicester Royal

Infirmary which provides emergency care to the community served by the trust.

Leicester General Hospital has 394 beds and provides services which include a centre for renal and urology patients. As a teaching hospital it works in partnership with several universities including the University of Leicester, Loughborough University and De Montfort University, to provide teaching, research and innovation programmes for doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Leicester General Hospital has been inspected by CQC five times. The last inspection was conducted between 13-16 January 2014. At this inspection, Leicester General Hospital was rated overall as requiring improvement.