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About Us

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a renowned Foundation Trust responsible for providing hospital services for the people of Bradford and communities across Yorkshire. We serve a core population of around 500,000 and provide specialist services for 1.1 million people.

We currently operate over several sites, including Bradford Royal Infirmary, which provides the majority of inpatient services, and St. Luke's Hospital, which predominantly provides outpatient and rehabilitation services.

As a teaching hospital, we are at the forefront of research, education and development in healthcare. Our Ophthalmology department is home to numerous worldwide clinical trials taking the lead in eye care research and we are one of only three sites in the United Kingdom to be enlisted in the Perioperative Enhanced Recovery Hip Fracture Care of Patients with Dementia (PERFECTED) study which will investigate how the NHS as a whole can introduce better standards of care to improve outcomes for people with dementia. We were also involved in a ground-breaking scheme, believed to be the first in the UK, to redesign the hospital's public areas and gardens to generate surroundings which promote relaxation, independence and better orientation for people living with dementia. The revolutionary scheme at St. Luke's Hospital was themed ˜Yorkshire at Its Best' and incorporated ideas from patients, the public and local organisations.

Our Education Department is host to a state of the art simulation centre which can be set up as an Anaesthetic room, Emergency Department, Resuscitation room, or an Obstetrics or Theatre environment to reproduce clinical scenarios in order to facilitate training. Our staff are some of the best in the country and in 2015 our clinical research nursing team, along with the support of colleagues at Bradford University, secured a place in the prestigious Nursing Times Awards 2015 final after introducing a new educational programme on how research can be transferred back into nursing practice and improve care within the NHS.

We also offer pioneering robotic surgery with the use of our £2 million da Vinci robot. Since being introduced, prostate operations have trebled at our Bradford Royal Infirmary site and we are the only centre in Yorkshire to offer this revolutionary technological procedure for all three urological cancers of the prostate, bladder and kidneys. The precise nature of the robot means patients can recover more quickly and only need to stay in hospital overnight rather than spend a week recovering on a ward.

In 2016, Bradford Royal Infirmary will open a new £28 million hospital wing. This new building will house our paediatric services, two adult medicine wards and a purpose-built intensive care unit. This will see a continuation of our work to improve patient experience after our new £2 million neonatal unit officially opened in January 2015. This new unit introduced more cots, including intensive care and high dependency cots, new family accommodation, a revamped counselling suite and a dedicated room for mothers to express milk for their pre-term babies.

Alongside all of this, Bradford Royal Infirmary remains host to one of the busiest Accident and Emergency departments in the country with more than 125,000 attendances per year and one of the busiest maternity units in the NHS, delivering more than 6,000 babies each year.

Our daily mission is to promote seamless, excellent care across all of our sites, treating all patients as individuals and making sure they receive the best possible care to suit their needs so that they can live better, fuller, longer lives.