Nuffield Health Derby Hospital

Nuffield Health Derby Hospital

Nuffield Health Derby Hospital - Credit: Archant

For those of you who aren’t aware of us the Nuffield Health Derby Hospital (NHDH) is sited in Littleover, a peaceful suburb 3 miles south west of the city centre where it has served the local community with quality healthcare for almost 30 years, covering a wide range of treatments and both surgical and non-surgical procedures. Easily accessed from the motorway network it is also well positioned for catchment across the East Midlands.

Consultant room

Consultant room - Credit: Archant

We are one of 30 hospitals within the Nuffield Health Group, a national healthcare organisation, set in beautiful grounds. Our unique single storey design ensures easy access for disabled persons and those utilising wheelchairs or crutches or experiencing mobility issues and boasts generous, free car parking facilities.

Unless you’ve had cause to use us (and possibly, even if you have!) you may not know that we offer a comprehensive range of first class medical and surgical services, using advanced technological equipment delivered by a wide range of specialised Consultants and nursing staff and supported by a wide range of non-clinical services.

This multi-disciplinary team of professionals works towards a patient centred approach in all we do, continuously striving to deliver an excellent service following regular patient, staff and Consultant feedback. As such, our nursing care and services are constantly developing and improving in response to this feedback, new technology and continuous professional development. All of our staff are highly trained with an overall aim of creating a caring environment to encourage a speedy recovery and well-being. The sum effect of this approach is a dynamic and successful treatment pathway supported by a holistic approach to the individuals under our care.

We are about to launch a new Lifestyle Suite in the hospital towards delivering an integrated weight management and lifestyle suite of services to individuals who are looking for both surgical and non-surgical treatments to enhance their quality of life and fitness. These include bariatric, cosmetic and ophthalmic treatments inclusive of the latest VNUS procedure for varicose veins. The service will offer ongoing patient support through a consultant - led support group and was launched in November 2010. We are all very excited by both this – and other new developments at the hospital and hope you will come to one of the many events scheduled for 2015 highlighting the hospital, it’s people and it’s services.

This approach is facilitated through various means including:


Outpatients - Credit: Archant

i. The establishment of a high calibre, multi-disciplinary professional team to deliver the Orthopaedic services

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ii. The development of a preventative and advisory service supported by integration with our local Nuffield Wellbeing Centres

iii. Continuous professional development for all medical and non-medical staff involved in the delivery of the service

iv. Talent management approach to roles within the hospital to enhance the service and maximise our skills set

X-Ray department

X-Ray department - Credit: Archant

v. Identification of best practice shared within a comprehensive learning review process

vi. A process of lessons learned following patient feedback questionnaires

vii. Development of a holistic, risk managed approach to the service within an integrated governance framework which delivers exceptional infection control, minimising the risk of healthcare associated infections

viii. The continued recruitment and retention of high calibre nursing and medical professionals utilising effective recruitment practices and retention strategies

Colin Collymore an in-house GP

Colin Collymore an in-house GP - Credit: Archant

It incorporates a comprehensive range of facilities to support the delivery of its services to include:

Outpatient Department

We offer 14 consulting rooms within a spacious Outpatients department and a Minor Treatment Room, in which small surgical procedures can be undertaken.

Patient Ward

The hospital has 38 private single rooms, all with en-suite facilities for maximum comfort and privacy to cater for medical and surgical inpatient and day case procedures. These are all being upgraded towards a boutique hotel-like feel to improve the patient experience during their stay and ensure a relaxed and pleasant environment to aid recovery.

A dedicated 8-bedded day case unit provides care to patients receiving short stay interventions such as endoscopic procedures.

The beautiful surrounding gardens

The beautiful surrounding gardens - Credit: Archant

Operating Theatre Suite

Our modern operating suite incorporates 3 fully equipped theatres; 2 of which are laminar flow to support our high level of orthopaedic activity. Staffed by a highly experienced orthopaedic scrub nurse team these are equipped with the latest camera stack systems and technology

Modern MRI & CT Suite

To support the high diagnostic requirements of our varied services Derby offers an excellent static MRI & CT facility which delivers a quick and highly effective service.

Generous & Free Car Parking

The hospital boasts a generous car parking facility within the extensive hospital grounds.

the courtyard gardens

the courtyard gardens - Credit: Archant

Single Storey Accommodation

The unique single storey design ensures easy access for disabled persons and those utilising wheelchairs or crutches or experiencing mobility issues.

We offer a comprehensive range of first class medical and surgical services, using advanced technological equipment. These include:

Inpatient and outpatient services, including those for young adults (16-18 yrs), and consultation only for children under 16 yrs, which are delivered both in house and contracted out

Level 1 critical care (Step down unit)

Sterile supplies and decontamination of re-usable medical devices

A full range of diagnostic services to include pathology, pharmacy, radiology, and other diagnostic or screening services

Organisational and clinical governance


Medical practitioners with practising privileges (PPs) and Resident Medical Officer on-site 24 hours per day

Access to independent trained interpreters

Access to other supportive therapeutic practitioners and services (where applicable), such as counselling, physiotherapy, psychotherapy, therapeutic activity

In addition to the above, the Hospital provides the following services:

• Physiotherapy • Exercise ECG • Psychology

• Dietician • Occupational Therapy • Psychotherapy

• Endoscopy • On-site pharmacy • Physiotherapy

The Hospital has the following diagnostic imaging services:

• X-ray

• Mobile X-ray

• Ultrasound


• CT

Nuffield Health

Derby Hospital

Rykneld Road



DE23 4SN

T: 01332 540100 Ext 410