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.
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.
We are committed to providing the people of Leeds with accessible high-quality healthcare including emergency, surgical and medical care.
We are a specialist centre providing world leading medical treatment but we care just as passionately about making sure that less complex conditions and minor surgical procedures are given the same time and attention.
If patients need to come into hospital we ensure that their experience is planned and managed effectively, ensuring good links with their GP and other healthcare services. We also make sure that patients are able to go home as soon as possible and that they are provided with the right aftercare so that they can stay at home.
To enhance this partnership approach to healthcare in Leeds and ensure we create a safer and better experience for our patients, we use the Leeds Care Record. This enables us to use the latest technology to better share information between hospitals, GPs and other health and social care providers.
Working to develop seamless, integrated care helps us to deliver high-quality local care for every patient every time.
We are one of the largest providers of specialist hospital services in the country, covering over 100 specialties, many of which are delivered across the region. Around 49% of our patient care income of around £1.2 billion comes from our specialised commissioners, NHS England.
It means we can attract specialists at the top of their disciplines and enables us to offer our patients the very latest in drug trials, therapies and treatments. Evidence suggests that for many complex conditions patients will get a better outcome if they are seen by a specialist in a place with the best equipment and expert staff available.
Our specialist teams treat a wide range of long-term conditions, such as renal and neonatal services through to rarer conditions and surgery such as uncommon cancers, medical genetics, hand transplants, and specialised services for children.
The majority of the specialist services we provide fall into five key groups:
Neurosciences and major trauma
The LGI is the designated major trauma centre (MTC) for adults and children in West 4 Yorkshire and it is one of the busiest in the UK. We are at the heart of the West Yorkshire Major Trauma Network and our integral rooftop helipad provides access to a complete service under one roof. The MTC has been rated in the top three in the country for providing the highest quality specialist care for patients with complex and often life threatening multiple injuries.
We are the regional tertiary centre for Neurosciences, this includes services for spinal surgery, neurosurgery, neurology, neuro-rehabilitation, neurophysiology and stroke
Leeds has the largest Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) service and the largest Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (Primary PCI) service for treating heart attacks in the country, both with excellent results. We also host state-of-the-art facilities for the investigation and treatment of heart rhythm disorders (Yorkshire Arrhythmia Service). Leeds provides a specialist regional Inherited Cardiac Conditions service and a multidisciplinary Heart Failure service working closely with Primary Care.
Specialised transplantation and other specialised surgery
We have been providing complex specialist transplant services for the Yorkshire and Humber region for over 25 years. We are the largest solid organ transplant centre in the UK, the third largest liver transplant centre and a regional centre for renal transplants. We provide specialised surgery locally, regionally and nationally. We are the only national centre for hand transplants commissioned by NHS England. We are also a major robotic surgical centre with two Da Vinci robots - one for adult surgery and one for paediatrics
Specialist children’s services
At Leeds Children’s Hospital we provide one of the widest ranges of specialist children’s hospital services in the country, offering the highest quality treatment to children and young people in Leeds, across Yorkshire and beyond. Our state-of-the-art treatments and facilities provide major services for children and young people in specialties such as cancer and congenital heart surgery. Nationally, we are one of only a small number of centres who offer lifesaving liver transplants; Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy, a specialist surgical procedure for some children with cerebral palsy; gender identity services, and services for children with primary ciliary dyskinesia - a rare respiratory disorder.
Cancer, blood and genetics
Leeds Cancer Centre provides some of the most advanced treatment and care for patients with cancer anywhere in the world. It is one of the largest comprehensive cancer centres in the country, offering specialist cancer services and is recognised as a world leader in cancer research and innovation. Leeds was the first centre to implement advanced high-dose rate radiotherapy techniques using linac technology co-developed with the manufacturer. We use some of the most advanced imaging and delivery technology available so that patients treated in Leeds have access to the very latest, world-class, state-of-the-art radiotherapy.
We have one of the largest single hospital pathology departments in the country. Our pathology department delivers diagnostic services to all clinical teams in the hospital and community, as well as some unique services further afield. Our clinical genetics service works at a regional and national level seeing both adults and children. We are a lead partner in the Yorkshire and Humber Genomic Medicine Centre and we recruited the first patient in the region to the 100,000 Genomes Project. This national project aims to decode the DNA sequences of 100,000 genomes to gain a better understanding of the genetic changes that may cause diseases.