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About us

Who we are

Around half a million people living in the Wakefield and North Kirklees districts of West Yorkshire use our services in our three main hospitals – Pinderfields in Wakefield, Dewsbury and District Hospital and Pontefract - and in the community as well. People also travel from other areas to use our services as part of patient choice.

When our Trust was established in April 2002, we provided mainly hospital services but in 2010 we also started providing community therapy services and intermediate care services. These services provide short-term specialist care to people who have been discharged from hospital but need extra support, care and rehabilitation before they go home.

In April 2011, we expanded to provide community health services for the Wakefield district to include Adult Community Nursing and Children’s and Families’ Health.

Our services are provided from three hospital sites and in a range of community settings such as health centres, clinics, GP surgeries, family centres and in people’s own homes. We have an annual income of more than £455m and employ nearly 8,000 staff.

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.