About Us - Who we are

Our values strapline 

Who we are

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust provides acute hospital services to more than half a million people living in the Wakefield and North Kirklees districts of West Yorkshire.  It offers services in three main hospitals – Pinderfields (Wakefield), Dewsbury and District and Pontefract. In addition, The Trust provides community services to the people of Wakefield in a range of community settings such as health centres, clinics, GP surgeries, family centres and in people’s own homes. This means our patients benefit from hospital and community services working more closely together to ensure they receive their care in the most appropriate place for them – when and where they need it.

We provide two specialist regional services, in burns and spinal injuries, which are renowned across the North of England and beyond. 


With more than 8,000 staff and an income in excess of £500 million we deliver our services by working in partnership with two local authorities, two clinical commissioning groups, and a wide range of other providers including voluntary organisations and the private sector, as well as service users, their carers and the public.

Our mission statement

To provide high quality healthcare services at home, in the community and in our hospitals, to improve the quality of people’s lives.

Our vision statement

We strive to achieve excellent patient experience each and every time.

Our core values  

Caring, High Standards, Improving and Respect.

The importance of these core values is that they should guide how our staff interact with each other and with our patients and their loved ones. They should also be what the Trust stands for to local people. 

"When I began working at the Trust in April 2016, a consistent message I received from colleagues was the need to improve 'what is it like to work here.

"It was clear that we needed to rethink again about the Trust's values and behaviours.

"More than 400 staff suggested the behaviours we should all expect from each other - whatever job role we do and whatever level of the organisation we work at."  Martin Barkley, Chief Executive.

There is more information about our vision, values and corresponding behaviour here you can also download this poster [pdf] 95KB.