About the Trust

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) was formed in April 1998, following the merger of two smaller NHS trusts in the city. Today, it is one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe, a regional and national centre for specialist treatment, a renowned biomedical research facility, and the local hospital for the Leeds community.

Every year, LTHT provides healthcare and specialist services for people from the city of Leeds, Yorkshire and the Humber and beyond. The Trust plays an important role in the training and education of medical, nursing and dental students and it is a centre of world-class research, pioneering new treatments.

1.7 million patients are treated every year, including more than 200,000 emergency patients. The Trust spends around £1.7 billion of NHS money, treating illness and disease in Leeds and on specialised services for people across Yorkshire and the Humber and nationally. LTHT employs more than 22,000 staff and works with academia and industry to play a leading role in education, research and innovation.

LTHT is rated as a ‘good’ hospital Trust by the Care Quality Commission, and has a strategy to continue improving to provide outstanding care for patients.

Care and clinical expertise is spread over seven hospitals and medical facilities:

  • Leeds General Infirmary (LGI)
  • St James’s University Hospital (including Leeds Cancer Centre)
  • Seacroft Hospital
  • Wharfedale Hospital
  • Chapel Allerton Hospital
  • Leeds Children’s Hospital
  • Leeds Dental Institute

LTHT has ambitious plans to deliver two new hospitals at the Leeds General Infirmary – a state-of-the-art hospital providing adult healthcare services and a world class new home for the Leeds Children’s Hospital. This investment will deliver modern, sustainable healthcare in an environment that supports individual care, innovation, technology and research. Find out more about Hospitals of the Future.

Our Services

Leeds Teaching Hospitals provides patients with access to some of the very best care in the country across a wide range of services.

Our services include:

  • High quality and effective hospital services for our community in Leeds, such as two Emergency Departments, outpatients, inpatients, maternity and older people services;
  • Highly specialised services for the population of Leeds, Yorkshire and the Humber, nationally and beyond.

This means that people in Leeds and across Yorkshire have access to some of the very best care in the country and benefit from a seamless provision of all services.

Our structure

We operate a clinically-led structure, which means that doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals make the decisions on how we run our services. Our Clinical Service Units (CSUs) deliver all of our services and are led by a triumvirate team, including a Clinical Director, a Head of Nursing or Profession and a General Manager.

Each CSU has its own clinical focus and is responsible for delivering the highest standards of quality, safety and financial performance for its service. Providing high-quality care and running effective services is very much a team effort.