Sherwood Forest Hospitals is the main acute hospital Trust for the local population of 418,000 across Nottinghamshire, as well as parts of Derbyshire and Lincolnshire.
The local population is diverse with wide ranging health and wellbeing needs. It is slightly older than the national average with relatively more people aged 65 years and above, although around a quarter of the population is made up of children and young people. Many local areas are quite rural, which can make accessing services more challenging for some.
Our Trust has an operating budget of approximately £297 million and employs around 4,500 members of staff working across three main hospital sites. We also provide a number of services from Ashfield Health Village, based in Kirkby-in-Ashfield.
King’s Mill Hospital
King’s Mill Hospital in Sutton-in-Ashfield is the main acute hospital site with over 550 inpatient beds (more than half in single occupancy rooms), 13 operating theatres and a 24-hour emergency department. Over the last year there were more than 52,000 inpatient admissions and nearly 32,000 day case patients. 104,500 patients attended the emergency department, nearly 3,500 babies were delivered, and just under 350,000 outpatient appointments were held in the King’s Treatment Centre.
Newark Hospital provides a range of treatments, including consultant-led outpatient services, planned inpatient care, day-case surgery, endoscopy, and diagnostic and therapy services. There is one medical ward, one surgical ward, and a GP-led rehabilitation unit. Newark Hospital’s 24-hour urgent care centre saw and treated more than 22,000 people over the past 12 months. We are continuing to invest in the range and volume of services at Newark Hospital, with more patients enjoying access to an increasingly diverse range of services. Last year, patients attended more than 72,000 outpatient appointments, nearly 7,000 day-case procedures were performed, and there were just over 1,200 admissions.
Mansfield Community Hospital
The smallest of our trio of hospitals, Mansfield Community Hospital provides three medical wards with a total of 64 beds, largely for rehabilitation. Over the past year, patients attended over 10,200 outpatient appointments here, and 758 people were admitted to the hospital.