Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

United Kingdom

About Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a first wave foundation trust. Our services are provided on five hospital sites, and in the community. We serve a population of 410,000 in Bassetlaw and Doncaster, and employ over 5500 staff.


Three hospitals are owned by the Trust: Bassetlaw Hospital, Worksop, Doncaster Royal Infirmary (DRI) and Montagu Hospital. Outpatient services are provided at Retford Hospital (owned by Bassetlaw Primary Care Trust), and elderly rehabilitation services at Tickhill Road Hospital (owned by Doncaster and South Humber Healthcare NHS Trust).


In 2006/07, we treated over 153,000 patients in A&E, almost 88,000 new outpatients referred, 112,000 inpatients treated and discharged 4193 babies were delivered.


The Trust’s use of resources is rated ‘Excellent’ and quality of clinical services ‘Good’ by the Healthcare Commission with publication of hospitals’ Annual Health Check, published Thursday 18 October. The Annual Health Check rates performance for 2006/07.


In addition, our hospitals’ management of admissions was rated ‘Excellent’. Other ratings were:


- Developmental standards

- Safety = Good

- Clinical & Cost-effectiveness = Good


- Focus on services

- Heart failure = Bassetlaw = Good; Doncaster = Good

- Diagnostic services = Good

- Medicines management = Good

- Services for children = Fair.


The Healthcare Commission commented: Based on our assessment, Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust continued to provide a good quality of service to patients. It was excellent at managing its finances and also made improvements. In a recent survey of trusts in England, patients rated this organisation as satisfactory in terms of their overall experience.


Full details of the review of admissions management and annual health check are on the Healthcare Commission’s website:

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