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South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust

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South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust runs Warwick Hospital which has 350 beds and provides inpatient, outpatient and diagnostic services. The trust also runs Stratford Hospital where there are outpatient clinics and a Minor Injury Unit, and Royal Leamington Spa Rehabilitation Hospital. The Trust employs over 2,200 people and serves a population of about 270,000.


The trust agreed a package of support for the financially troubled George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust in August 2014 although its bid to take over the organisation was rejected.


In October 2013 the trust was praised for spending more on food for in-patients - £14.04 per day than other trusts, and for lower rates of food wastage.

It was named by the Health Service Journal as one of the top hundred NHS trusts to work for in 2015. At that time it had 3444 full-time equivalent staff and a sickness absence rate of 4.14%. 73% of staff recommend it as a place for treatment and 71% recommended it as a place to work. The trust spent £11 million on agency staff in 2014/5.

Circle Clinic Stratford

This private clinic attached to a GP practice in Stratford on Avon was established by Circle Clinics Limited in 2011 but in June 2014 it was announced that SWFT Clinical Services, a subsidiary of the Trust, was to take it over as Circle had stopped providing services at the clinic. SWFT Clinical Services was the first FT subsidiary company when it was set up in 2011, initially established so the trust could reclaim VAT charges on outpatient drugs, as Trusts can claim tax exemptions when entering into contracts with third parties to operate dispensaries.

In August 2014 it emerged that the Trust was exploring a number of projects to assist the struggling George Eliot Hospital.

The Trust is proposing to develop Stratford Hospital with a cancer and an eye ward built at the site of the existing hospital on Arden Street at a cost of £22 million.

Primary Care

The trust signed a memorandum of understanding with South Warwickshire GP Ltd – a federation of 35 GP practices - in August 2015 with the intention to establish an accountable care organisation which would provide primary, community and acute care to the local population.


South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust Wikipedia

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