Useful Facts

Our values

Our values underpin everything we do

Our Trust was created in April 2000, following the merger of the former East Hertfordshire and North Hertfordshire NHS trusts. We run the following hospitals:

  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Lister, Stevenage
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (since April 2005)
  • Queen Elizabeth II (QEII), Welwyn Garden City

We provide services to our local community of around 500,000 people, with the regional cancer centre supporting around 2 million people. We provide care to our community with an annual budget of around £350 million and more than 5,000 staff.

How we performed against national NHS targets and standards in 2014/15

  • 18-weeks standard (90% of people who need to be admitted for their treatment should receive it within 18 weeks of referral)- 88.0%
  • 18-weeks standard (95% of people who do not be admitted for their treatment should receive it within 18 weeks of referral) – 95.6%
  • A&E waiting standard (95% treated within four hours) – 92.3%
  • Cancer (93% GP referrals seen within two weeks) – 97.4%
  • Cancer (96% waited less than 31 days to diagnosis) – 96.8%
  • Cancer (85% waited less than 62 days to treatment) – 81.4%

Patient activity within the Trust in 2014/15

  • 122,668 A&E attendances
  • 114,317 first-time outpatient attendance
  • 43,071 people admitted as emergency inpatients
  • 34,565 people admitted for routine planned treatment or receiving their surgery on a day case basis
  • 5,288 babies born


Useful Info

We are registered fully with the Care Quality Commission.

Our hospitals