South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

01924 327000 Trust Headquarters, Fieldhead, Ouchthorpe Lane , Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 3SP

1 out of 5 stars

Based on 7 ratings for this trust



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Rob Webster, chief executive

We are a specialist NHS foundation trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services to the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. The Trust also provides some medium secure (forensic) services to the whole of Yorkshire and the Humber.

Over 1 million people live in Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield across urban and rural communities from a range of diverse backgrounds. We aim to match the community’s needs with locally sensitive and efficient services.

We work with other local NHS organisations to provide comprehensive health care to people in our area. We also work closely with local authorities (social care) and with other government departments and voluntary organisations. Working in partnership is very important to us and is vital if we are to continue delivering high quality services for local people.

Working in partnership also means working with the members of our foundation trust, who can have a say in how we run the Trust and how they wish our services to be developed. Over 11,000 local people have joined us as members, and our staff are also members.

Foundation trusts are different kind of NHS organisation known as a ‘public benefit corporation’. They are still part of the NHS and operate according to NHS principles - free care, based on need, not ability to pay - but they are run locally and are accountable to their members.

To provide the flexible, individually tailored care that local people have told us they want, we work from a variety of sites as well as with people in their own homes. Our community based services are well supported by inpatient services for when people need care or assessment in a hospital setting.

The Trust, which was first established in 2002, now employs around 4700 staff, in both clinical and non-clinical support services.

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Last updated on 23 January 2015.

Latest reviews of this organisation

I went away feeling worse than I arrived in this service

I was referred to Bagiltt House in Pontefract because my Doctor thought that this service would help me to get help with proper ASD diagn...

19 May 2018

A truly shocking and unsympathetic Mental Health care Est.

On the evening of the 22nd February 2018, I attempted to take my own life by taking another overdose. I was taken to Barnsley District Ho...

26 February 2018

Borderline absive and re-traumatising MH services

I am in my late thirties and I’ve been trying to get help for complex childhood trauma from this trust for five years. During this time I...

15 February 2018

Dismissive, condescending and downright abysmal 'CARE

I do not have the mental capacity at this moment to give a full review, but having made 3 suicide attempts in the past month. The last be...

4 February 2018

Diabolical Communication

I was referred to the CMHT over 2 months ago. I have received no communication from this trust regarding my referral. I understand the NH...

27 June 2017

Last updated on 08 October 2018.

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