Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
became one of the first Foundation Trusts in April 2004. A year earlier we
became a teaching hospital to train the next generation of doctors.
‘Together, putting patients first’ is our strategy for 2013-2018. It outlines our ambitions for the coming years, recognising the challenging environment the NHS as a whole faces. During this period we will ensure that patients are at the centre of all that we do and that our services support the needs of our population.
Most people will recognise us through our hospital sites at Bradford Royal Infirmary, St Luke’s Hospital, Westbourne Green, Westwood Park, Shipley Community Hospital and Eccleshill Community Hospital. We also provide other services in the community (doctors, nurses, midwives and physiotherapists) and at various locations, ranging from GP practices to other neighbouring hospitals in Airedale, Halifax and Huddersfield.
We have a clear mission to deliver safe healthcare of the highest quality at all times for all our patients. We are committed to looking and learning from the experiences of others to ensure that our healthcare is consistently of the highest quality and responsive to the needs of our patients, families and carers.
We have a large and active Foundation Trust membership base and an excellent reputation for education and research. We recognise the diversity and specific health needs of our local and regional population, and our strategy is designed to ensure we work both internally and with partners to put the needs of our patients first.