We became a foundation trust (FT) in 2008 and were the 100th FT in the country.

The main difference is that foundation trusts are run locally and so able to work with communities to develop services that meet the needs of local people.

We're free to decide how to best meet the health needs of the people we serve, we're accountable to local people, have greater financial freedom and can be more flexible. This allow us to improve our services, innovate and develop new services, and to recruit and retain staff.

To ensure we’re doing this well, we would encourage you to become more involved with us. This could be through the following:

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