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.

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.

In 2015/16 we cared for over 1.3 million people in the community and 2380 on our nine in-patient units across the county.  We carried out around 891,000 home visits; supporting people with their health conditions and ensuring they remained as independent as possible in their community. Over the same period, our staff made 1.9 million contacts (1.4 million contacts with adults and 538,000 with children).

Our staff reach the deepest into an individual's life working with wider colleagues in the NHS, social care, education, charities and local government to personalise care packages which support them to maintain their independence for as long as possible.

Read NHS Provider's Briefing on Community Health Services - A Way of Life.

We are seeking to become a Foundation Trust so that we can have more freedom to shape our plans for the future and ensure we continue to be responsive to the needs and wishes of our local communities.

We want as many Hertfordshire residents as possible to join our Trust membership and take an active interest in supporting local community health services.