About MKUH

A diverse and growing hospital.

MKUH is a district hospital providing a full range of acute hospital services and many specialist services to the growing city of Milton Keynes and surrounding areas.

We employ over 4,500 staff and each year we treat over 400,000 outpatients and see over 100,000 emergency department patients, as well as performing a wide range of elective (planned) and non-elective procedures.

A focused plan.

All inpatient services and most outpatient services are provided on the main hospital site. The Trust is organised into four clinical divisions (medicine, surgery, women and children and core clinical) and a number of corporate directorates.

Over the last 10 years, we have made significant investments in the hospital site, developing new services and pathways to improve outcomes for patients and ensuring they have a positive experience in our care. Significantly, we opened a purpose-built cancer centre in 2020 and a new radiotherapy centre is due to open in 2024. Refurbishment of our Milton Mouse children’s unit is also underway, along with plans for improvements in our emergency department, just to name a few.

You can find out more about the developments we are undergoing in order to support the growing population, including plans to build a new Women’s and Children’s Hospital on our MKView website here.

A hub for learning

In 2015, the Trust entered into a partnership with the University of Buckingham to establish the first independent Medical School in the country. The first medical students commenced pre-clinical training at the University in January 2015, and in April 2015 the Trust changed its name to Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to reflect this status.

As part of our partnership with the university, we opened our state-of-the-art medical school in 2018 which enables us to attract, train and retain the best clinical talent. 

A culture of teamwork

The MK Way – our vision, values and objectives for the organisation – underpins everything that we do. These are all important as they provide the framework in which we operate, and our values particularly outline what we all believe is important in how we work. 

All members of #TeamMKUH have a huge part to play in contributing to our goal of providing exceptional patient care and experience and through creating our new strategy, values and objectives, each and every staff member will understand how they can support the organisation in delivering our vision. 

Our Values

For more details about the MK Way, visit our main website