About us

About us

 

 

At The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT), we provide a full range of general acute, outpatient and diagnostic services at The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, the Herts and Essex Hospital in Bishop’s Stortford, and St Margaret’s Hospital in Epping. 

 

We employ 3,700 staff and serve a local population of around 350,000 people living in west Essex and east Hertfordshire, centred on the M11 corridor and the towns of Harlow, Bishop’s Stortford and Epping. Our extended catchment area incorporates a population of up to 500,000 and includes the areas of Hoddesdon, Cheshunt and Broxbourne in Hertfordshire.

 

Our values

Patient at heart

Patient at heart

Always holding the patient and their wellbeing at the centre of our thoughts and efforts.

Everyday excellence

Everyday excellence

Sharing and celebrating our successes, being honest when we get it wrong, giving us the ability to learn from both.

Creative collaboration

Creative collaboration

Knowing strength comes from diversity, we combine our experiences, skills and talents, working together to find new and better ways to care.

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    The New Princess Alexandra Hospital will be a world-class facility delivering first-rate care for our patients and providing the best place to work for our people.

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    It will be a hospital for the future; one that will care for many generations to come.

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    A hospital for clinical excellence

    Our people are at the centre of our plans and strategy for our new hospital. As we drive these forward, our people will:

    • Work in a high-quality environment with world-leading technology
    • Be supported to learn, develop, and achieve their career goals in a modern medical setting
    • Deliver outstanding holistic care to patients using state-of-the-art equipment  
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Our vision

Modern

Modern

We will always use up-to-date treatments, technology and facilities.

Integrated

Integrated

We will work as one to provide joined up healthcare that puts our patients first.

Outstanding

Outstanding

We will deliver healthcare that our patients deserve and makes us proud.

PAHT 2030

PAHT 2030

We are on a journey of transformation and improvement that will lead us successfully into the future, enabling us to deliver modern, integrated and outstanding care that keeps our growing and ageing population healthier. Against a backdrop of NHS and system transformation, the relentless pace of scientific, technical and clinical innovation, and our amazing opportunity to build a brand-new hospital, we need a strategy that is big, bold and ambitious.

This is PAHT 2030, our organisational roadmap. It is designed to inspire and challenge us, to guide and unite us in working smarter and better to achieve our vision.

We launched the strategy in September 2021. We have already made great progress, but there is much more to do. Now, more than ever, we need to come together as one team, working with our local, regional and national partners, our patients and our communities to make PAHT the centre of excellence we know it can be.
 

Our strategic priority milestones are:

Transforming our care

The most up to date and expert care designed to meet the individual needs of the patient, where and when they need it.

Our culture

Fostering and nurturing an inclusive environment that champions diversity and equality, and where our people are engaged, supported and helped to learn and grow.

Digital health

Harnessing new technology and digital solutions to transform patient care and how we work.

Corporate transformation

Modernising our corporate services to support our clinical teams in providing outstanding care

New hospital

A world-class hospital for the future, providing first-rate care for our patients and the best place to work for our people.