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. Last year more than 123,300 men, women and children were cared for as inpatients (stayed at least one night) or day cases and more than 438,300 people attended our outpatient clinics. Our A&E departments at both hospitals cared for more than 142,000 people. There were some 223,887 adult services and 64,108 children service contacts by our community teams.
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 Membership Council 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.