The NHS and how Mayday fits

Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust is part of the National Health Service (NHS). There are over 600 NHS Trusts: a full list can be found at

Mayday Healthcare became an NHS Trust in April 1993 and provides comprehensive inpatient and daycase acute care, associated diagnostic and therapy services and outpatient services for the people of the London Borough of Croydon and its surrounding area.

Our work as an acute Trust is based upon strategic direction established by the Department of Health which sets overall policy on all health issues and is responsible for the provision of health services through the NHS. The Department of Health's web site can be found at and has links to key national strategies which guide our Trust and the wider NHS.

Locally the Trust works alongside Croydon Primary Care Trust - - which is responsible for all primary and community care services in Croydon.

Primary care includes community pharmacists, dentists, opticians and family doctors, while community care provides services such as health visiting and district nursing. Accountability for health services lies with individual organisations and ultimately NHS London, the Strategic Health Authority which reports directly to the Department of Health.

Organisations with which we work in partnership

The Trust works closely with other NHS organisations and service providers, mostly local but in other regions as and when the need arises. For example, this may be because a patient’s care is shared with another Trust, or a patient may have moved to another part of the country. We have information sharing agreements with our most frequent partners and are actively working to put agreements in place with others.  These include, though not exclusively:

  • St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospital NHS Trust
  • The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
  • Croydon Primary Care Trust
  • Great Ormond Street
  • Croydon Social Care Services
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