Trusts

Trusts

 

  • Belfast Trust

    Belfast Health and Social Care Trust delivers integrated health and social care to 340,000 people in Belfast and part of the Borough of Castlereagh. It also provides specialist services to all of Northern Ireland.

    With an annual budget of approximately £1bn (spending about £3m each day) and a staff of 20,000, it is one of the largest Trusts in the United Kingdom.

    What we do

    In our hospitals, we treat approximately 210,000 inpatient and day patients a year, see 680,000 outpatients and more than 200,000 people at our A&E departments.

    In the community we are corporate parent to 600 children in care – the majority in foster care. We are also responsible for between 500 and 550 children on the child protection register – and every year receive 800 referrals for children in need of support – mostly in their own home.

    We provide services for older people through nine residential homes and also commission services from the independent and voluntary sector to support older people who wish to remain in their own homes.

    Improving health and wellbeing

    Alongside our commitment to delivering safe, timely, high quality and cost-effective care, our Trust has a higher purpose – to improve health and wellbeing and reduce inequalities by using our size as a force for good and working in partnerships with other organisations such as those responsible for housing and education.

    Our History

    The Trust came into existence on 1 April 2007. It was formed under the Belfast Health and Social Services Trust Establishment Order Northern Ireland 2006 – and is responsible for the services formerly delivered by six Trusts which were merged on 31 March 2007.

    These Trusts were:

    • the Royal Group of Hospitals and Dental Hospital Health and Social Services Trust
    • the Mater Hospital Health and Social Services Trust
    • North and West Belfast Health and Social Services Trust
    • South and East Belfast Health and Social Services Trust
    • Green Park Health and Social Services Trust
    • Belfast City Hospital Health and Social Services Trust.
  • South Eastern Trust

    The South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust was established on 1st April 2007 and is one of 5 Trusts in total within Northern Ireland.

    The Trust is an integrated organisation, incorporating acute hospital services, community health and social services and serves a population of approx 345,000 people.

    Trust Geography

    The Trust covers the local government districts of Ards, North Down, Down and Lisburn.

    The main hospital bases are: Ards Community Hospital, Bangor Community Hospital, Downe Hospital, Downshire Hospital, Lagan Valley Hospital and the Ulster Hospital. Community bases are located in many local towns and villages from Moira in the West to Portaferry in the East and from Bangor in the North to Newcastle in the South.

    In addition to its geographical spread, there is also a noticeable diversity in its population characteristics, embracing areas of relative wealth and prosperity as well as pockets of considerable deprivation and need.

    The Trust employs in the region of 9,100 staff across a range of disciplines as follows:

    • Admin & Clerical
    • Maintenance
    • Ancillary & General
    • Nurses & Midwives
    • Social Work
    • Professional & Technical
    • Medical & Dental

    The Trust is split into a number of Directorates as follows:

    • Children's Services & Social Work
    • Medical
    • Adult Services
    • Primary Care, Elderly & Nursing
    • Hospital Services
    • Human Resources & Corporate Affairs
    • Finance & Estates
    • Planning, Information & Performance Management
  • Southern Trust

    The Southern Health and Social Care Trust provides health and social care services across the five council areas of Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon, Dungannon, and Newry and Mourne.

    The Trust employs approximately 13,000 staff and spends £532 million annually in the delivery of health and social care services. Our objectives are to

    • Provide safe, high quality care
    • Maximise independence and choice for our patients and clients
    • Support people and communities to live healthy lives and improve their health and wellbeing
    • Be a great place to work
    • Make the best use of resources
    • Be a good social partner within our local communities.

    The Trust delivers services from a number of hospitals, community-based settings and in some cases directly in individuals' homes. A comprehensive range of services is provided through the following Directorates:

    • Acute Services
    • Adult Mental Health and Disability Services
    • Older People's and Primary Care Services
    • Children and Young People's Services.

    These are supported by:

    • Medical Directorate
    • Finance and Procurement
    • Human Resources and Organisational Development
    • Planning and Performance Management
    • Chief Executive's Office / Communications.

    The Southern Trust was established on 1 April 2007 under the Review of Public Administration.

  • Western Trust

    The Western Health and Social Care Trust provides health and social care services across five council areas of Limavady, Londonderry, Strabane, Omagh and Fermanagh.

    The Western Trust employs approximately 12,000 staff and spends £459 million annually in the delivery of health and social care services.

    Our aim is: "to provide high quality patient and client –focused Health and Social Care services through well trained staff with high morale."

    The Trust provides services across 292,000 sq. km of landmass and delivers services from a number of hospitals, community based settings and in some cases directly in individuals' homes. These comprehensive range of services are provided through the following Directorates:

    • Acute Services
    • Adult Mental Health and Disability Services
    • Primary Care and Older People's Services
    • Women and Children's Services.

    These are supported by:

    • Medical Directorate
    • Finance and Contracting
    • Human Resources
    • Planning and Performance Management
    • Strategic Capital Development
    • Chief Executive's Office / Communications.

    The Western Trust was established on 1 April 2007 under the Review of Public Adminsitration. The Trust brought together the delivery of Health and Social Care which was previously provided by three separate Trusts: Altnagelvin, Foyle and Sperrin Lakeland Trusts and Westcare Business Services.

  • Northern Trust

    The Northern Health and Social Care Trust is one of five health trusts in Northern Ireland which became operational on 1 April 2007.

    We provide a broad range of health and social care services for people across the local council areas of Antrim, Ballymena, Ballymoney, Carrickfergus, Coleraine, Cookstown, Larne, Magherafelt, Moyle and Newtownabbey.

    Services are provided from nine different hospitals and a large number of community based settings including people's own homes.

    The Trust is geographically the largest health and social care trust in Northern Ireland - it operates from approximately 150 locations and provides services to a population of 443,079 people. We also provide services to people who live on Rathlin, the only inhabited island in Northern Ireland. The area we cover can be seen in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust map.

    The Trust directly employs approximately 12,000 people. It has an annual budget of £619 million.

    For more detailed information please read our Annual Report 2010 - 2011.