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Peterborough City Hospital, Peterborough and Stamford Hospital Trust

Location and Contact details

Edith Cavell Campus
Bretton Gate

Telephone: 01733 678000


Type of organisation

  • NHS Service

Descripton of organisation

  • Trauma Unit
  • Acute Hospital
  • In patient

miles (straight line)
miles (approximate road distance)

Entry last updated

Feb 28, 2012

Further Details

The new Emergency Centre at Peterborough City Hospital comprises the former A&E department and the Acute Assessment Unit (AAU).

The centre is open 24 hours a day, every day and provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment of sudden illness and injury.

We accept patients of all ages with a wide range of conditions and presentations. These include referrals from ambulance services, GPs and other healthcare providers, and self presentation. The department has full trauma and resuscitation facilities, provides a comprehensive minor injury service and has the facility to admit patients for a period of observation under the care of trained nursing and medical staff.

Critical care delivers care to patients from all specialties within the Trust. In addition, patients who require specialist critical care, such as children or neurological patients, will be stabilised prior to transfer to a tertiary centre within the region.

Therapy services employs 100 members of staff with various clinical backgrounds and interests at both Stamford and Peterborough City Hospitals. These include:

> Occupational therapists
> Physiotherapists
> therapy technicians
> therapy assistants

The team covers a number of clinical areas, as well as a number of outpatient specialties including musculoskeletal, hand therapy, neurology, respiratory, amputees, paediatrics and women's health.

Services available

ABI Specialist National Regional Local
Acute Medical Care no no no yes
Advice no no no yes
Nursing no no no yes
Occupational Therapy no no no yes
Physiotherapy no no no yes
Speech & Language Therapy no no no yes
National = country wide, Regional = offering a service within 150 miles, Local = offering a service within 50 miles

This service adheres to the following Regulatory Frameworks / is affiliated to the following bodies:

Referrals can be made by

GP yes
Consultant yes
Healthcare Professional no
Self/Advocate/Family no
Other professional eg Social Care/Case Manager no

How are services paid for?

yes Publicly funded - free at point of access
Regularly Sometimes Never
NHS yesnono
Social Care Services ???
Jointly funded by NHS & Social Care Services ???

Typical duration that a service is offered

No Data

This Service was mapped by Eastern Region ABI. See HERE for more information

Services available are defined by the following EHIG Rehabilitation Codes

For an explanation of the codings please click here


[Code 20]
Patient description
Medically unstable – requires general but not neurosurgical critical care.

Major Trauma Centre/ Trauma Unit/Acute Hospital

Description of rehabilitation input
Identifying and addressing early rehab goals before medically stable and transfer of care to rehab team


[Code 40]
Patient description
Needs in-patient care due to physical dependency, or the need for specialist therapy equipment, a safe environment, supervision, or intensity of therapy, in a unit with the expertise and experience in rehabilitation of a condition (Level 1)which cannot be provided in a local specialist centre or in the community (Level 2) which cannot be provided in the community.

Level 1: Regional specialized centre Level 2: Local specialist centre, Acute or community hospital

Description of rehabilitation input
Needs inpatient care due to physical dependency, or need for specialist therapy equipment, safe environment, supervision or intensity of therapy which cannot be provided in community

This service is defined by the NMDS (National Minimum Data Set) codes as:

For an explanation of the NMDS, please click here

Level 3B (local non-specialist rehabilitation services): Treat patients with Category D needs and can be led by non-medical staff

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