Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

0161 773 9121 Prestwich Hospital, Bury New Road, Prestwich , Manchester, Greater Manchester, M25 3BL

1.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 12 ratings for this trust



  • How we perform
  • Best places to work
  • Values into Action programme
GMW's Recovery Academy course in action at the Bolton Octagon Theatre

Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust provides life changing mental health services across Greater Manchester as well as medium and low secure mental health services to the wider North West region.

We provide mental health treatment, support and guidance for people of all ages living in Bolton, Salford and Trafford where we offer day care, in-patient care and community services.

We also provide alcohol and drug services in Salford, Trafford, Wigan and Leigh, Central Lancashire and Cumbria.

We have a number of specialist regional and national services including; a unique offender rehabilitation programme, a National Centre for Mental Health and Deafness, a Psychotherapy Service, an Eating Disorders Service and one of the largest young person’s specialist mental health services in the country.

The Trust gained Foundation Trust status on 1st February 2008.

We have a selection of videos about our services on our YouTube channel.

Visit our website at for more information.

Departments and services

For information about our services, please see the Services Directory on our website.

Latest news

How we perform

A report from the Manchester Business School monitored our performance across the perspective of our service users, our staff and from a business and financial performance view.

We scored so highly in these areas that we finished in the top nine trusts included in the study.

Last updated on 10 July 2015.

Best places to work

The Health Service Journal (HSJ) and Nursing Times, in partnership with NHS Employers, have awarded GMW as one of the best NHS organisations to work in for the second year running.

GMW were amongst 120 other organisations to make it on the list – praised for the hard work and positivity within the workplace.

To see a full list of winners and runners up, you can visit the NHS Employers website.

Last updated on 10 July 2015.

Values into Action programme

We are committed to continually improving the way we do things to provide the highest quality of care and also provide a good working environment for our staff.

Through engaging with our staff and people who use our services we were told that it’s the little things that make all the difference to people who receive care.

We have now developed that feedback into five core values:

  1. We are welcoming and friendly
  2. We are caring and kind
  3. We value and respect
  4. We work together
  5. We go the extra mile

These Trust values will be at the heart of the care we offer, where we turn our Values into Action, allowing us to continue to make GMW a great place to work and receive care.

The Values into Action initiative has been focused entirely around the people who use our services and the people who provide it.

The five Trust values will have one outcome, and that is our patients and their families receiving the best possible experience when they use our services.

More information can be found on our website.

Last updated on 10 July 2015.

More news

All GMW's latest news and events can be found at:

Last updated on 10 July 2015.

Find out how we are doing

We've launched a new section on our website called Safe Staffing. We will be publishing monthly reports on this page to keep patients and the public informed about our staffing levels, so you can see how we staff our wards and that we operate at a safe level.

Visit our website for more information.

Last updated on 20 June 2014.

Things you should know

Safe staffing levels

Information about staffing levels on wards and inpatient areas can be found on our website:

We publish monthly reports on this page to keep patients and the public informed about our staffing levels.

Latest reviews of this organisation

Bolton RAID and HBT Team Experiences

I have debated leaving a review of my experiences but do feel it is important to feedback to you what it can be like to be a service user...

23 October 2017

Absolutely awful service

I don’t even know where to start, it’s an absolute mess. I was referred for therapy in early 2016 and it still hasn’t started despite th...

21 October 2017

Prescott House Salford

Very poor experience recently with Prescott house and Salford social services Very poor communication which made me feel very worried abo...

8 October 2017


This has to be one of the worst hospital ever. I was treated unfairly. The nurses were very rude. Worst people there. It was one of the w...

22 August 2017

This is Not Progess

Having once been under this service I often found my care to be acceptable. When it was time to depart my CPN I was told I would always b...

17 August 2017

Quality of service at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Registration with the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission regulates this organisation

Last updated on 20 July 2017.

Information supplied by Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust