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Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust was formed in 2002. 

We provide mental health and community care to people across Greater Manchester. 

Our vision is to deliver the best care to patients, people and families in our local communities, by working effectively with partners to help people to live well.

We employ 5,500 staff who provide care to 1.3 million people across six boroughs of Greater Manchester:

  • Bury, Oldham and Rochdale – community services and mental health for children and adults
  • Tameside and Glossop – children’s and adults mental health, health improvement and intermediate care
  • Stockport – children’s and adults mental health 
  • Trafford – community services and child adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)

Our mental health services provide care and treatment for people with mild to moderate conditions such as depression, anxiety or dementia, or more serious mental health illnesses such as schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder and more.

Our community services are wide-ranging and support people to stay out of hospital from birth right through to the end of their life, including district nursing, health visiting, audiology, podiatry, health improvement and intermediate care.

We also work closely with a range of partners including commissioners, NHS Trusts, the private sector, local councils and voluntary organisations to deliver innovative and integrated care to our communities.

Services are located across multiple sites, including health centres, community clinics, GP practices and hospitals.

Mental health services

  • Primary care mental health services including Healthy Minds (psychological therapies)
  • Working age adult inpatient and community services, including access and crisis, home treatment, assertive outreach and early intervention
  • Older People’s inpatient and community services
  • Community-based drug and alcohol services
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) including community and inpatient services
  • Services to support people with learning disabilities including community teams, supported living, respite and dental services
  • Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
  • Low secure rehabilitation and step-down rehabilitation services that are gender and age specific, designed to safely integrate individuals back into their local communities

Community services

  • Adult nursing and therapies including district nursing, matrons, palliative care, physiotherapy and audiology
  • Children’s nursing and therapies including health visiting, children’s community nursing, child protection and safeguarding, school nursing and crisis intervention
  • Services supporting the management of long-term conditions such as pulmonary rehabilitation, expert patients, vascular diseases and cardiac rehabilitation
  • Community dental services including minor oral surgery and dental access centres
  • Health improvement teams focussed on delivering interventions to help people stop smoking, get more active, eat healthily and weight management
  • Urgent and intermediate care services designed to care for patients in the community, avoiding hospital admission and reducing length of stay. Services include intermediate care units, community hospitals, IV therapy, urgent community care/rapid response and urgent treatment centres/walk-in centres

For more detailed information about the services we provide in each town, visit our service directory. 

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