Annual meetings and displays will showcase work of Hospital Trust

MEMBERS of the public are invited to find out more about their local hospitals by attending the joint Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Annual Members’ Meeting of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – which will take place at Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI), one of the Trust’s hospitals.

This will be held on Thursday, October 17 from 5pm to 6.30pm in the Sovereign Lecture Theatre, and prior to this there will be a celebration event. This takes place from 4pm to 5pm, when people will be able to view a number of displays and posters showcasing the work of the hospitals’ various clinical departments and their successes of the past 12 months.

The celebration event will also be an ideal opportunity for visitors to chat to the Trust’s staff, Governors and Directors. The displays will be staged along the main corridor of Field House, BRI, leading to the Sovereign Lecture Theatre.

Keynote presentation

The Trust’s Chief Nurse, Karen Dawber will deliver this year’s keynote presentation on the Trust’s patient experience strategy and the patient stories discussed with the Board of Directors. There will also be presentations on the Annual Report from Acting Chief Executive, John Holden and on the Annual Accounts by Director of Finance Matthew Horner.

David Wilmshurst, Vice-Chair of the Trust’s Council of Governors, will deliver the Governors’ and Membership Report.

Members of the public as well as staff, Foundation Trust members and patients are welcome to attend the Annual Meetings and to view the displays. People can book onto one or both of these events by email at or call 01274 364794.

A light buffet and refreshments will be provided for visitors between 4pm and 5pm.


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Note to Editors:

  1. Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust:

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is 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.

Our 5,500 staff work 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. We also manage local community hospitals at Westwood Park, Westbourne Green, and Eccleshill.

In early 2017, a new £28 million wing opened at Bradford Royal Infirmary, part of a £75m investment to improve patient care across our hospitals over a five-year period. It provides world-class facilities for elderly care, children’s services, a state-of-the-art intensive care unit with increased single-room provision and a retail concourse.

The new wing is a continuation of our work to improve patient experience after our new £2 million neonatal unit officially opened in January 2015. Our maternity services were recently shortlisted for the Royal College of Midwives’ (RCM) Midwifery Service of the Year Award, recognising excellence and innovation in the provision of maternity care.

In 2017, we also completed a £2m refurbishment of our Emergency Department (ED) as part of an ambitious vision to create a more efficient acute medicine service for the people of Bradford. It has been designed to provide a slicker and more efficient service, with faster senior clinical involvement at an early stage in the patient pathway.

As a teaching hospital, we are at the forefront of education and development in healthcare, and have an excellent reputation for research performance. We are one of the leading centres in conducting applied research in the country, particularly in quality and safety, elderly care and rehabilitation.

The Trust is home to the Bradford Institute for Health Research (BIHR) where researchers have led the development, validation and implementation of the award-winning Bradford Electronic Frailty Index (eFI) which helps calculate an elderly person’s risk of disability, impairment, falls and complications of chronic diseases, as well as their diminishing independence and capability. This is now being used by 98 per cent of all GPs across the country.

Our award-winning 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 can introduce better standards of care to improve outcomes for people with dementia.

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