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About us

We employ around 6,000 staff who deliver compassionate care from our two main hospitals, 
Calderdale Royal Hospital and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary as well as in community sites, health 
centres and in patients’ homes.

In 2016/17, 120,505 men, women and children were cared for as inpatients (stayed at least 
one night) or day cases and more than 459,863 people attended our outpatient clinics. Our A&E 
departments at both hospitals cared for more than 151,349 people.

266,209 people used our community therapy services and 310,376 used our community nursing services.

We are continuing to modernise and invest in our health services to build on our strong reputation. Foundation trusts are public leaders in improving quality in health services. They are part of the NHS – yet decisions about what they do and how they do it are driven by independent boards. Boards 
listen to their Council of Governors and respond to the needs of their members – patients, staff and 
the local community.

Foundation trusts provide what the health service wants, yet are also free to invest quickly in the 
changes to the local community needs, in striving to be the best, and in putting their patients first.