History of the Trust

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute trust with an annual income of more than £440 million, employing more than 8,000 staff and serving around half a million people. The vast majority of our income comes from our local Primary Care Trusts, NHS Wakefield District and NHS Kirklees, which are part of the Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield Cluster Partnership.

Since it was established in April 2002, the Trust has provided mainly hospital services. In 2010 we also started providing community therapy and intermediate care services, which 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 then expanded to provide community health services for the Wakefield district to include Adult Community Nursing and Children’s and Families’ Health Services to become a new integrated care organisation for local people.