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Who we are and what we do

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (the Trust) comprises of Hemel Hempstead Hospital, St Albans City Hospital and Watford General Hospital.

We provide acute and some specialist healthcare to over half-a-million people, and we have close links with other specialist hospitals.

The Trust is the largest healthcare employer in Hertfordshire, currently employing around 5,000 staff, who are committed to proving great care.

See ‘Our Values’ and ‘Our Hospitals’ here

Trust Leadership

The Executive Team is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Trust in accordance with the Board's policies, and national, statutory or other relevant guidance.

Organisational Structure

The Trust is managed by the Trust Board. The Board is made up of non-executive and executive directors. The non-executive directors are drawn from the local community and are appointed by the Appointments Commission which selects them following advertisements in the national press.

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Our Regulators

The Trust is regulated by the Care Quality Commission, NHS England and NHS Improvement, and our local CCG - Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group.

Our Commissioners

The Trust’s services are commissioned primarily by the Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group which also has authority to monitor the services we provide for 500,000 people who live in the local authority areas of Watford & Three Rivers, St Albans and Dacorum.

Other neighbouring CCGs also use our services. Acute services are provided for two million people across Bedfordshire, north-west London and the Thames Valley.

Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care System

The Trust is part of the Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care Systems (ICS). It includes CCGs, NHS hospital trusts, NHS community trusts, mental health trusts, ambulance trusts, local authorities, Healthwatch and many voluntary and community groups. It serves a population of 1.5 million people.

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Picture of a map showing in red, the area covered by the Hertfordshire and West Essex Sustainability and 
Transformation Partnership (STP)

The Integrated Health and Care Strategy has been written for service users, patients, their families and carers and everyone who supports them. It covers the range of health and care services.

Other strategic documents