The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust was established in 1994 and is a major acute Trust providing a comprehensive range of services for the people of Wolverhampton, the wider Black Country, South Staffordshire, North Worcestershire and Shropshire. It gained Cancer Centre status in 1997, was designated as the 4th Regional Heart & Lung Centre during 2004/05 and became one of the first wave Bowel Screening Centres in 2006.
The Trust is the largest teaching hospital in the Black Country providing teaching and training to around 130 medical students on rotation from the University of Birmingham Medical School. It also provides training for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals though well established links with the University of Wolverhampton. One of the largest acute providers in the West Midlands the Trust has an operating budget of £255 million, 700 beds including 27 intensive care beds and 14 neonatal intensive care cots and employs almost 5000 staff. In 2008/09 the Trust treated more than 670,000 patients at hospital and community sites across the West Midlands.