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About the Hospital

Mid Yorkshire is a regional trust that provides compassionate, skilled care to over 500,000 patients annually in their homes, community, and at the three hospital sites in Pontefract, Dewsbury, and Pinderfields.


  1. Pinderfields Hospital: Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield is the primary facility for extremely ill patients. It is a recognised Major Trauma Unit where urgent and emergency surgeries are performed and has a helipad near the emergency section. Additionally, the hospital houses the Yorkshire Regional Spinal Injuries Centre (YRSIC), one of 12 specialised spinal injury centres in the United Kingdom. Around 120 freshly injured patients are admitted to the 32-bed facility each year. Separate Regional Burns Centres exist for adults and children at the hospital. These facilities serve approximately 3.5 million residents in West, North, and East Yorkshire, as well as North Lincolnshire. The settings are also served by 19 emergency departments and manage over 150 patients annually, frequently with severe and life-threatening burns, in addition to 1,800 outpatients. 

  2. Dewsbury and District Hospital: The hospital is where the Trust performs the majority of its scheduled surgeries. The hospital has a busy outpatient clinic and a birthing unit staffed by midwives. It is where people with neurological disorders or who have suffered a stroke undergo rehabilitation. In addition, there is a dedicated children's assessment service to decrease the time children spend in the hospital. 

  3. Pontefract Hospital: Pontefract, the smallest of our three hospitals, provides emergency care for less severe medical conditions. In addition, it provides planned surgery, day surgery, multiple outpatient clinics, and rehabilitation for patients who require 24-hour care but do not require an acute hospital bed. A cancer centre has been established at Pontefract Hospital so that patients can receive care in a safe environment without the risk of Covid-19 infection. This is for individuals who have been referred for cancer testing or whose condition could worsen if treatment is delayed.


Apart from the services provided through the above hospitals, the Trust offers the following community services across Yorkshire and beyond. 

  • Adult's Community Services 

  • Children's Community Services 

  • Community Dental Services

Child at the Pediatrician

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to providing its employees with a comprehensive choice of benefits. The following are some of the most significant advantages:


  • Annual Leave: The Trust offers its staff considerable annual leave benefits, the amount of which is dependent on the length of time they have worked for the NHS.


  • NHS Pension Scheme: The employees will be registered in one of the pension systems that is widely recognised as being among the most inclusive and generous in the UK.


  • Working Flexibly: It is possible to work in a variety of flexible ways, which helps employees maintain a good balance between their personal and professional lives.


  • Valuing People: The Trust celebrates success and motivates its staff through recognitions such as Annual Celebrating Excellence Awards, Monthly Star Awards, Team of the week, Long Service Awards, etc.


  • Occupational Health & Wellbeing Service: The Trust gives priority to the health and wellbeing of its staff to make their lives better through schemes such as Health Checks, fast track physio service, counselling service, annual flu jab and health and wellbeing promotions.


  • Personal Development: Every employee in the organisation gets the opportunity for career development. Annual appraisal, and access to a range of learning and development opportunities, including mentoring and coaching, are few facilities by the Trust to ensure the same.  


  • Contractual Entitlements: Employees have access to generous parental leave benefits, including maternity, paternity, adoption, and yearly leave provisions.

Nurse and Patient on Wheelchair
Life in West Yorkshire 

West Yorkshire is a historic county and metropolitan area in England. It is a moderate upland county with eastward-draining valleys and Pennine moors. It is an inland county with valleys that drain to the east. In 1974, after the passage of the Local Government Act of 1972, West Yorkshire became a metropolitan county with a current population of 2.3 million people. Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Halifax, Keighley, and Dewsbury are its most populous cities.




Road: The M62, M1, and A1(M), as well as the internal urban motorways in Leeds and Bradford, traverse through West Yorkshire, making it probably the most strategically important section of Yorkshire.


Rail: Leeds and Wakefield Westgate are the two mainline railway stations in West Yorkshire. In addition to Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street, Leeds train station is one of only three Network Rail primary stations in the North of England. Bradford Interchange, Bradford Forster Square, Huddersfield, Halifax, Dewsbury, Keighley, and Shipley are the additional significant railway stations in West Yorkshire.


Air: Leeds Bradford Airport, the largest airport in Yorkshire, is also situated in West Yorkshire.




Yorkshire contains a huge number of elementary and secondary schools run by local authorities, private organisations, and a dozen universities, as well as a big number of colleges and additional educational facilities.


Five universities are located in Leeds, two in Sheffield, two in York, and one each in Bradford, Hull, Middlesbrough, and Huddersfield. Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Leeds, with over 31,000 students each, are the largest institutions in terms of enrollment, followed by Leeds Beckett University. At the same time, Leeds Arts University is the most recent to gain university status.




Sporting stadiums, museums, theatres, and galleries are examples of national interest characteristics. Royal Armouries, Leeds Playhouse (previously West Yorkshire Playhouse), Opera North, and The Grand Theatre are all located in Leeds. The First Direct Arena in Leeds holds approximately 15,000 individuals. The Sheffield Arena, the Bradford Alhambra, St. Georges Hall, and the Bradford Media and Science Museum are also popular.


With Briggate, Trinity Leeds, Victoria Gate, Victoria and Northern Quarts, as well as the largest indoor market in Europe and the White Rose Centre, as well as many 'first outside of London' labels like Harvey Nichols and Victoria's Secret, Leeds is one of the most popular shopping destinations in West Yorkshire, probably Yorkshire, while rivalling Manchester.


As one might expect, considering its accessibility and central location, Leeds is also a popular nightlife destination within the United Kingdom. 

With 29.7 million passengers in 2015-16, making Leeds railway station the fourth busiest in the UK behind London terminals, Birmingham New Street and Glasgow Central, it is an important hub for the country's rail network. It is the busiest in Northern England.


Other tourism features include 

  • abbeys

  • castles

  • countryside walks

  • landscapes

  • picturesque villages

  • architecture

  • tea rooms

  • real ale breweries

  • farmer's markets

  • restaurants and 

  • hiking in villages

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