About us

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust - often referred to as HCT - provides a range of health services for adults and children who live across the county. We serve a population of around 1.1 million local people.

Our services are vast and range from school nursing and health visiting for children and young people, to district nurses, diabetes services, rehabilitation in community hospitals, as well as other specialist services for adults and children.

Our Trust provides a wide range of care in people's homes, children's centres, local health centres and in its community hospitals. We employ around 3,000 members of staff who are at the forefront of NHS care and support. Our teams work with colleagues across the NHS, in social care and education and within charities and local councils to provide care that enables people to maintain their independence for as long as possible. 

In 2017/18, we cared for 264,700 patients in the community and over 1,900 on our ten inpatient units across the county. We carried out around 886,300 home visits, supporting people with their health conditions and helping them to remain as independent as possible in their community. Over the same period, our staff made over 1.8 million separate contacts with patients - 1.4 million with adults and 480,000 with children. 

If you live in Hertfordshire or use our services, you can become a member of Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust. Visit our membership page to find out more.