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University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

The University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust is the largest hospital in the south west peninsula, providing comprehensive secondary and tertiary healthcare. The trust serves a secondary care catchment population of 450,000 with a wider peninsula population of almost 2,000,000 people. Working within a network of other hospitals allows the Trust to offer a range of specialist services such as kidney transplant, cardiothoracic surgery and neonatal intensive care and high risk obstetrics.


The Trust benefits greatly from the skills of military clinicians particularly in Trauma & Orthopaedics, Radiology and the Emergency Department. Many of them bring unique experiences and knowledge from their deployments and this, in turn, benefits the Trust and its patients.


University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust provides services for patients at the following main sites as well as through clinics at other local hospitals and care centres such as:


  • Derriford Hospital including The Royal Eye Infirmary (REI)

  • Minor Injury Unit, Cumberland Centre

  • Child Development Centre

  • The Plymouth Dialysis Unit

  • Radiology Academy

Know the Location




Plymouth is a port city located on the south-west of London. It is bordered by Cornwall to the west and south-west. The city is home to over 250,000 people, making it the 30th most populous area in the United Kingdom and the second largest city in the South West of the country. Plymouth is also home to the largest operational naval base in Western Europe.

Ancient Statues



Plymouth has a moderated temperature oceanic climate which is wetter and milder than the rest of England. Being a port city close to the sea it has among the mildest climates of British cities and one of the warmest UK cities in winter. Annual mean high temperature is approximately 14c. Overall the city provides a pleasant climate throughout the year for its citizens.



Plymouth is home to several schools and colleges. It has 71 primary phase schools, 13 state secondary schools, 8 special schools and 3 selective grammar schools. Colleges include The University of Plymouth, City College Plymouth, Plymouth College of Art, and The Royal Naval Engineering College. Finding good schools or colleges to enroll your ward in should be easy if located in Plymouth.

Student in the reading room
Rail Interior



Plymouth has good coverage of roads and a robust transport system. Plymouth is connected with the rest of England through Motorways, Ferries and Rail. Bus services are mainly provided by Plymouth CItybus and Stagecoach South West. Regular International ferry service is provided by Brittany Ferries operating from Millibay, taking cars and foot passengers directly to France and Spain. The airport in Plymouth was closed in 2011, the closest airports are Exeter International Airport and Newquay Cornwall Airport.

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