About us

South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust (SWFT) provides the hospital services to South Warwickshire from four hospitals:

  • Warwick Hospital
  • Leamington Spa Hospital
  • Stratford Hospital
  • Ellen Badger Hospital

We also deliver out-of-hospital community services to the whole of Warwickshire serving a population of more than half a million from various clinics.

What is a Foundation Trust?

South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 March 2010. A foundation trust status gives us greater freedom to manage our own affairs, and makes us more directly accountable to local people through our Members, who are drawn from the local population and staff.

We are managed by a Board of Directors and the Trust is overseen by our Council of Governors. Find out more about our organisational structure and meetings and papers.

We continue to be part of the NHS and treat patients in accordance with core NHS principles – healthcare that is provided according to clinical need, not ability to pay, that it is free at the point of delivery, and that it meets the needs of everyone.

Our Members actively influence the progress of the Trust and help us to be genuinely patient-centred in every aspect. Find out about becoming a Member.

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