Visiting update

From 1 January 2022, we have taken the difficult decision to suspend adult in-patient visiting in order to help protect our vulnerable patients. Please visit here for more information. 

Patient appointments

As we continue to see a rise in our urgent care admissions, a surge in admissions of Covid positive patients, and workforce shortages created by Covid isolation, some appointments for planned care may need to be delayed.

We will continue to prioritise urgent and emergency care and cancer treatments and we will do everything we can to avoid delaying care. If we need to take the difficult decision to delay appointments, we will contact affected patients directly to let them know. 

If you do not hear from us, please attend as requested in your appointment letter.



Our Commitment is to Your Best Care

We are ambitious for our hospitals to deliver a new type of health service.  A health service built around you; and more to the point built around your future as well as current health needs. So we put our patients at the very heart of everything we do. It sounds refreshingly simple.   We call it putting the Patient First.

Thank you for choosing Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  Please use the links below to help you prepare for you stay with us.  We look forward to caring for you.

What Our Patients Say

The results of the Care Quality Commission's last annual inpatients survey put Sherwood Forest Hospitals in the top 20% of trusts in the country for a whole host of inpatient services and facilities, including:

  • Choice and quality of hospital food
  • Clear explanation of medicines
  • Privacy when being treated and examined
  • Providing same sex accommodation
  • Clean environment
  • Confidence in nurses
  • Quiet atmosphere at night

This great achievement clearly reflects the outstanding commitment of all staff to providing first-class care for our patients.