South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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

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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

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

Speech and Language

The service is nasty! The service cannot even remember your name in a complaints letter. If you are referred to this service and do not h...

12 June 2017

Mental health 'services' unworthy of the name

Having frequently moved, SW Yorkshire is the third Trust I have received outpatient mental health care under. Underfunding of MH services...

23 January 2017

Quality of service at South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Registration with the Care Quality Commission

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Last updated on 28 June 2016.

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