Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT)
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) provides care for a population of about 750,000 people across north east London. The Trust serves three London boroughs with diverse populations, and more than half of our workforce identify as Black, Asian, or Minority Ethnic.
Their services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals, operating from two main sites – King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen’s Hospital in Romford. With a dedicated workforce of more than 7,500 staff and volunteers and an income of £570m, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the larger acute trusts in the country.
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust also has other sustainability objectives, which are:
- Sustain the culture change, impact and savings we have already made.
- Support leadership on sustainability amongst our clinical and non-clinical areas and our stakeholders.
- Integrate sustainability into how we operate and look after our hospitals.
“Our vision is to provide outstanding healthcare to our community, delivered with pride. It is driven by our PRIDE values and behaviours which were developed together with our staff.” – (BHRUT)
Midwifery at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
BHRUT provide maternity care to around 8,200 women each year, making it one of the largest maternity services in the country. They recognise that pregnancy and birth are really important times for women and their families and they offer full support for individual birth choices with up-to-date facilities, information, and highly trained staff offering treatment with compassion and respect.
This Trust is part of the The CapitalMidwife Programme which has been developed in response to the growing need to apply ‘once for London’ solutions to the challenges faced by over 6,000 midwives who make up the London midwifery workforce. These challenges include staff shortages, increased workloads, retention of staff and policy changes.
Location and cost of living
East London is east of the ancient City of London and north of the river Thames. It broadly comprises the London boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.
Goodmayes is a suburb located in Redbridge, North East London. It is situated approximately three miles west of Romford.
Romford is a large town in East London and the administrative centre of the London borough of Havering. Havering Council’s urban strategy aims to make Romford a cultural destination, mass entertainment facilities in the town include the Brookside Theatre, Romford Greyhound Stadium or multi-screen cinemas.