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University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust was founded in 1992. In 1998, the Trust expanded by including Rugby. Now it is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the United Kingdom, driving two major hospitals. The Trust is the principal teaching hospital for Warwick Medical School, with whom it works in close collaboration to design innovative medical education programmes and clinical research. The two hospitals under the Trust are:

Hospital of St Cross, Rugby: The hospital is equipped with 110 beds, five operating theatres, a mobile theatre, an urgent Care Centre on-site, a newly-refurbished Blood Taking Unit. St Cross also has an exceptional prestige for elective surgery and rehabilitation services. 

University Hospital, Coventry: The hospital was opened in 2006 and now holds the most modern healthcare facilities in Europe, including 1005 beds, 26 operating theatres, and ultra-modern equipment. Coventry University Hospital provides both emergency and elective care and is specialized in; 

  • cardiology 

  • neurosurgery

  • stroke

  • joint replacements

  • in vitro fertilisation (IVF) 

  • maternal health

  • diabetes 

  • kidney transplants

  • major trauma 

  • cancer centre

The Trust has earned a Good rating for Safe, Effective, Caring, Well-led and Overall from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), UK. 


Coventry has a rich history and heritage and is the 13th largest city in the UK. The city has a diverse population with various cultural communities, which give multiple options to join local community groups or organisations. 

There are plenty of historical sites and areas of interest to visit. And you get all kinds of facilities, entertainment and leisure possibilities, including shopping sites, cinema theatres, galleries, spas, parks, sporting sites, hotel & restaurants, all rages of apartments, etc.  


Being located in the heart of England, Coventry has excellent road, train and air transport connections across the country. 

  • International Airports: Birmingham and East Midlands Airport

  • Roads: M1, M6, and M69 are all accessible providing direct routes to major cities

  • Coventry railway station is served by the West Coast Main Line, with services provided by Avanti West Coast, Cross Country and West Midlands Trains.



University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust employs over 8,500 staff, through which it delivers acute healthcare to the population of Coventry, Rugby and more regional specialist services.

The health and wellbeing of staff are important to UHCW, to make the workforce attain complete potential and to support their work-life balance. The Trust provides facilities such as:

  • Occupational Health  

  • Physical Wellbeing

  • Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health

  • Financial Wellbeing

  • Healthy Eating

  • Smoking Cessation


Discounts and Offers: An employee of UHCW can register and save money with hundreds of well-known brands and retailers through Health Service Discounts, My Trust Benefits and registering for a Blue Light Card.

Cycle to Work Scheme: The "Cycle to Work" scheme will allow the staff to purchase a bike and spread the cost (tax-free) over 12 months. 

Childcare Vouchers: For parents working in the team, a childcare voucher scheme is available to help with the cost of childcare.

Car Sharing: The car-sharing app by the Trust is called FAXI, which will give you access across platforms, allowing more flexible journey planning.

Car Lease Scheme: UHCW also provides facilities that enable staff to lease cars.  

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