Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust cares for the population in Harrogate and the local area as well as across North Yorkshire, North Leeds, County Durham, Darlington, Stockton on Tees, Sunderland, Gateshead and Middlesbrough.
The Trust was founded under the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003 and authorised as an NHS Foundation Trust from 1 January 2005. The Trust is the principal provider of hospital services to the population of Harrogate and surrounding district, and also provides services to North and West Leeds. Since April 2011, the Trust has provided a wide range of community-based services covering the Harrogate and District locality and some services covering the whole of North Yorkshire. We are a very significant provider of Local Authority commissioned Children’s Community services covering a substantial geographic footprint including North Yorkshire, County Durham, Darlington, Middlesbrough, Stockton on Tees, Gateshead and Sunderland, which makes the Trust the largest suppliers of these services in England..
The overall catchment population for these services can be as great as 2.5m people.
Harrogate District Hospital has an Emergency Department, extensive outpatient facilities, Intensive Therapy Unit and High Dependency Unit, Coronary Care Unit, plus five main theatres and a Day Surgery Unit with further theatres. The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre (SROMC) provides assessment and treatment, principally for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancer. Dedicated purpose built facilities are also provided on site for Cardiology, Endoscopy, Pathology, Pharmacy, Radiology and Therapy Services, as well as a Child Development Centre and Women’s Unit. The Trust also has a central delivery suite and Maternity services, together with an Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit. The Lascelles Neurological Rehabilitation Unit provides care for inpatients with a range of neurological conditions and brain injuries.
Ripon Community Hospital has an inpatient ward and Minor Injuries Unit, and offers a range of outpatient services to the communities of Ripon and the surrounding area. The Trust also acts as the first contact for access to more specialist services through alliance based working with neighbouring hospitals. These extended services are provided by visiting consultants, or alternatively, by the patient travelling to hospitals in York or Leeds.
The range of hospital services that are provided in partnership with York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (YHFT) include Breast and Cervical Screening, Dermatology, Ear Nose and Throat (ENT), Neurophysiology, Non-Surgical Oncology, Ophthalmology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Renal Medicine, Rheumatology, Urology, Vascular Services, Genito-Urinary Medicine (GUM) and a Satellite Renal Unit. The latter two services are managed by YHFT, but provided at facilities on the Harrogate District Hospital site.
In addition, the Trust has a number of established clinical links with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. These include Coronary Heart Disease, Neurology, Plastic Surgery, Specialist Paediatrics and access to specialist Cancer Services. Links have also been strengthened with commissioners in Leeds, providing further services in Orthopaedics and General Surgery and an outpatient clinic for ENT services at Chapeltown Health Centre and an outreach outpatient clinic for Orthopaedic services at the Street Lane GP practice in Leeds.
Further outpatient outreach clinics are held at Wetherby Primary Care Centre and Yeadon Health Centre for the specialities of Dermatology, General Surgery, Gynaecology, Maternity, Paediatrics, Neurology, Respiratory, Gastroenterology, Urology, Vascular and Rheumatology clinics. Endoscopy and Gastroenterology services are provided at Wharfedale Hospital. The Trust has started to provide outreach services at the new medical practice in Alwoodley, Leeds. These include services for Rheumatology, Gynaecology, General Surgery, Orthopaedics and Endocrinology. Patient Choice is an important part of the NHS Constitution and patients from surrounding areas regularly choose Harrogate for their care. The Trust will continue working in partnership with Clinical Commissioning Groups to expand secondary care services and meet this demand.