Who are Bridgewater Community NHS Trust?
Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust (Bridgewater) is a leading provider of community health services in the north west of England.
Bridgewater provides high quality community and specialist services to 1,015,370 people living in Wigan, Warrington, Halton, St Helens and Trafford. We also provide community dental services in these areas plus Bolton, Tameside, Glossop, Stockport and western Cheshire.
The majority of services are delivered in patients’ homes or at locations close to where they live, such as clinics, health centres, GP practices, community centres and schools.
As a provider of both mainstream and specialist care their role is to focus on providing cost effective NHS care by keeping people out of hospital and supporting vulnerable people throughout their lives.
Bridgewater plans to become a Foundation Trust during 2013 and will use our position as a Foundation Trust to transform the provision of healthcare for our communities. They want to involve patients and local people in our decisions about the services they provide and where they are delivered.
As a dedicated provider of community services their strategy is to bring more care closer to home. This means providing a wider range of services in community settings to keep people healthier for longer and developing more specialist services to support people to live independently at home.
They currently employ 4,026 staff and have an income of £166 million which comes from their commissioners who include primary care trusts (PCTs) and local authorities.
Bridgewater was created when community service providers from PCTs in Warrington, Halton, St Helens, Trafford plus community dental services transferred into a single Trust (formerly Ashton, Leigh and Wigan Community Healthcare NHS Trust) on 1 April 2011.
If you want to know more about Bridgewater, what their plans are for the next 5 years and how you could work with them please contact Linda Agnew, Director of Corporate Development email@example.com.