Would you like to work in the flagship £88M maternity hospital and state-of-the-art Neonatal unit? You can help Leicester Hospitals become the best Neonatal service in the Midlands!

Calling all superheroes!

Would you like to work in the flagship £88M women’s hospital and state-of-the-art Neonatal unit?

We are looking to expand our team, ready for when our new unit opens. The plan for our new hospital includes approximately 70 cots split between Neonatal ECMO, Intensive, High Dependency, Special and Transitional Care.

Attractive opportunities are available for highly motivated Registered Nurses and Midwives to join our forward thinking, compassionate, family focused Neonatal Care Team. There has never been a more exciting time to join #TeamUHL.  

If you are a Registered Nurse (Child or Adult branch), Midwife or students getting ready to qualify or would like further information email:

[email protected]

[email protected]
[email protected]

If you choose to work for us:

  • We will support and fund you in gaining Specialist training in collaboration with local universities 
  • We train staff with our exciting High Fidelity Simulation training 
  • We are friendly and supportive and offer coaching and mentoring for all colleagues 
  • There are lots of career and professional development opportunities 

For more information, either:

Call 0116 258 5831
Email [email protected]( LRI Ward manager)
Email [email protected](LGH Ward manager)

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) consists of Glenfield Hospital, Leicester General Hospital and Leicester Royal Infirmary. Leicester Neonatal service is located at two sites:

Leicester Royal Infirmary

  • Level 3 unit providing all aspects of Neonatal Intensive care including Nitric Oxide therapy, High Frequency Oscillation, Neonatal general surgery, Ophthalmology surgery , and Neonatal Cardiac care
  • We also work closely with the Children’s Heart Hospital which is located at the same site
  • The unit has a bed capacity of 30. (ITU 10 beds, HDU 8 beds and Special care 12 beds)
  • The cots are divided into 3 HDU/ITU rooms, and 2 Special Care Nurseries
  • The Leicester Neonatal Service has a strong, nationally renowned research profile which provides many opportunities for exposure to new therapies and technologies

Leicester General Hospital

  • Level 1 unit providing care for infants with lower dependency special care
  • The unit has 12 cots in theory however it works as a sister unit, providing highly specialised neonatal care to infants in preparation for discharge
  • Focuses on providing care and support for those babies who are preparing for home, with a strong emphasis upon enabling parents to become confident in looking after their baby
  • Staff still have exposure to the stabilisation of preterm and sick babies and it is essential that there is a team of well qualified nurses on duty to cope with any eventuality

Gynaecology Services

Our gynaecology services are based at two sites, the Leicester Royal Infirmary and the Leicester General Hospital. The Gynaecology Assessment Unit or MAU (Ward 8) at the LRI looks after emergency gynaecology patients alongside general gynaecology. GAU works closely with our early pregnancy assessment unit (EPAU) which is situated next door to the ward. EPAU is run by a team of specialist nurses and a dedicated sonographer who is available for scanning patients. Emergency gynaecology patients who arrive on Ward 8 at night will access a nurse lead service which is run by a team of emergency night nurses and an advanced clinical practitioner.

Across at the Leicester General Hospital, we have Ward 31 and Ward 11 which both look after our elective gynaecology patients. This is made up of an out-patient and in-patient service with dedicated theatres for the surgical patients. Ward 31 is a twenty three bedded surgical ward and its sister ward, Ward 11 is a Monday to Friday ambulatory outpatient service which has up to ten clinic sessions a week. Procedures and treatments such as cystoscopy, polypectomy, vulval treatments and resection of fibroids are performed here. We have specialist Gynaecology clinics within the department which are run across both sites.

In addition to general gynaecology services, further services are provided including:

  • Dedicated one-stop menstrual clinics
  • Recurrent miscarriage clinic
  • Dedicated one-stop post menopausal bleeding clinics
  • Colposcopy and Hysteroscopy clinics which are run by a specialist team of nurses
  • Gynaecological oncology – an advanced dedicated multi-disciplinary team providing pre and post-operative care, with nurse specialists providing continuing care
  • Menopause services – offering advice and treatments and is a centre for extensive research
  • Urogynaecology/urodynamics – this service offers a one-stop fast track service for patients with women with lower urinary tract dysfunction, prolapse and associated problems including incontinence. This service utilises medical staff, nurse specialists, physiotherapists and technicians
  • Fertility control clinics across both sites which include medical and surgical terminations

We also have a Gynaecology research team at UHL which delivers and supports many studies within the speciality, including cancer, infertility and endometriosis. The team comprises a dedicated specialist research nurse, Clinical Research Practitioner and Medical research leads.  

This team supports studies from National Institute for Health and Care Research, and works closely with the University of Leicester and Loughborough University. They have significantly increased their recruitment figures in the last 12 months and are working hard as a team to raise the profile of Gynaecology research within the CMG and the Trust, and enable and support staff to embed research in their clinical practice.

Fertility Services – Assisted Conception Unit (ACU)

Leicester Fertility Centre is located in the Maternity (Kensington Building) part of the Leicester Royal Infirmary.

We offer both NHS and private fertility investigations and treatment within a hospital setting. We can also link to other services such as Genetics, Endocrinology and Gynaecology. This service is run by a multidisciplinary team made up of specialist consultants, specialist nurses, health care assistants, embryologists, lab practitioners and counsellors.

We also have the Regional Diagnostic Andrology service within the clinic.

If you would like a guided tour of the clinic or to speak to a member of the team please call 0116 258 5922. The phone is manned Monday to Friday 9:00-16:30 with an answer phone service being available out of hours and at peak times.

Opportunities in Maternity Services

Our maternity services are based across two obstetric consultant-led units with one being a tertiary neonatal unit at the Leicester Royal Infirmary and one at the Leicester General Hospital, East Leicester. In addition, we provide community midwifery services and have a stand-alone birth centre, specialist antenatal clinics and services, antenatal and postnatal wards, maternity assessment units, delivery suites and birth centres at both sites and a home birth team.

At UHL we have many opportunities for Midwives (including Internationally educated midwives) and Maternity Care Assistants in our busy and exciting maternity units.

If you would like to discuss joining the Maternity team, contact [email protected]

For hospital queries contact:
Lorna Phillips-Gray
Recruitment, Retention & Pastoral Matron
[email protected]

For Community queries contact:
Emily Wakelin
Community Midwifery Matron
[email protected]