The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


What we do


St James's University Hospital is a major centre for high-tech patient care, teaching and research, and its network of buildings are a landmark visible for miles across the city.

The flagship of the site is the £220 million Bexley Wing, home to the Leeds Cancer Centre, which contains 10 floors dedicated to some of the best treatment for cancer patients available anywhere in the world. This work is supported by a number of charities as well as the on-site Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan centre and the new Maggie's centre which opens in 2019.

St James's has a busy emergency department (A&E) and care for acute medical patients and older people is mainly provided on wards in the Gledhow and Chancellor's Wings. 

Lincoln wing is home to the Geoffrey Giles and David Beevers operating theatres, as well as an intensive care unit and surgical wards. 

The hospital is also well known for its highly successful kidney and liver transplantation services, which have made Leeds one of the largest solid organ transplant centres in the UK.

St James's maternity unit was featured in the channel 4 series 'One Born Every Minute', alongside the Leeds General Infirmary maternity unit across the city. 

As well as inpatient care, a wide range of outpatient services are located at St James's including ophthalmology, gynaecology, antenatal, diabetes  and many more. 

A new research and innovation building opened in 2018, supporting our role as one of the highest recruiting NHS Trusts in the country for clinical research. We are also one of the top rated NHS Trusts for patient recruitment to time and target in commercially sponsored studies.