About MKUH

A diverse and growing hospital.

MKUH is a medium-sized district hospital that provides a full range of acute hospital services and an increasing number of specialist services to the growing population of Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas.

With around 550 beds and employing more than 4,500 staff, the hospital sees and treats more than 400,000 outpatients and over 100,000 emergency department patients each year, in addition to delivering 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, the Trust has invested significantly in its site and has developed a number of new services and pathways to improve outcomes for patients, as well as the experience they receive whilst in our care. A number of further developments are planned for the coming years as the health demands of the local population change. You can find out more about these, including plans to build a new Women’s and Children’s Hospital, on our MKView – our vision for 2030 – 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 2017 which will enable 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