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About us

Who we are

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust provides acute and community health services to around 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 – as well as in a range of community settings such as health centres, clinics, GP surgeries, family centres and in people’s own homes.

In April 2002 the Trust’s hospital services were established and from 2010 it started providing community therapy and intermediate care services, which offer short-term specialist care to people who need extra support and rehabilitation after being discharged from hospital. In April 2011, the Trust expanded to provide community health services for the Wakefield district to include Adult Community Nursing and Children’s and Families’ Health, although these services are now being run, from April 1 2017, by Bradford Community Trust.

We offer an extensive range of services, spanning hospital, intermediate and community care. 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.  We also have three specialist centres at Pinderfields Hospital to provide patients with the very best levels of expertise, experience and knowledge, and the very latest specialist equipment, in the following areas:

  • Neonatal Intensive and High Dependency care for very premature or very ill new born babies
  • Children’s Inpatient Surgery (on the Children’s Ward) with doctors and nurses who specialise in treating children available 24 hours a day
  • Inpatient Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery for emergency operations to a patient’s bones or joints.

With more than 8,000 staff and an operating income in excess of £400 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

Values  Caring, High Standards, Improving and Respect.

These were determined following feedback from our patients, staff and partner organisations.


“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.” Jules Preston MBE, Chairman.

Key facts & figures about the Trust:

In 2015/16 …

  • We saw over 90,000 inpatients
  • Over 200,000 people attended our emergency departments
  • We saw almost 50,000 people in our outpatients departments 
  • Our maternity teams delivered over 6000 babies.