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About Wye Valley NHS Trust
Wye Valley NHS Trust is the provider of healthcare services at Hereford County Hospital, which is based in the city of Hereford, along with a number of community services for Herefordshire and its borders. We also provide healthcare services at community hospitals in the market towns of Ross-on-Wye, Leominster and Bromyard.
The Trust exists to improve the wellbeing, independence and health of the people we serve.
We have a strong clinical network with trusts in Birmingham, Worcester, Gloucester and Cardiff.
Our workforce of around 3,000 provides a range of specialist and generalists functions. We have strong clinical network connections with trusts in Birmingham, Worcester, Gloucester and Cardiff.
With an annual turnover of around £295 million, serving a population of 186,000, the Trust is one of the smallest rural District General Hospitals in England. We work hard to deliver across traditional boundaries to provide integrated care in order to deliver a standard of care we would want for ourselves, our families and friends.
The key principles of Wye Valley NHS Trust are to improve the health and wellbeing of the people we serve in herefordshire and the surrounding areas.
We combine the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art equipment within a highly trained multi-disciplinary team environment, whilst enjoying the unique benefits of city living with a country lifestyle in herefordshire and the surrounding areas.
Join us and we'll provide a supportive, high quality, diverse and interesting experience incorporating continuous professional development and a varied caseload to broaden your skills and knowledge.
A strengthening partnership
Core to the organisational strategy of Wye Valley NHS Trust is working with partners to provide integrated care to deliver better outcomes for our population and best value for the ‘Herefordshire public sector pound’Realising the ambition of integrated care has been reinforced by the Health and Care Bill. This restructures the NHS into Integrated Care Systems and the Trust is a member of the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Integrated Care System.
A fundamental building block of the ICS is the arrangements at ‘place’ (in our case Herefordshire) to deliver integrated care for our population and improve the health outcomes of our population.
Established in 2011
Wye Valley NHS Trust was established on 1 April 2011. This followed extensive stakeholder engagement with our colleagues in health, social care and the third sector.
The Trust was England’s first integrated provider of acute, community and adult social care services bringing together Hereford Hospitals NHS Trust, NHS Herefordshire’s Provider Services (excluding Mental Health) and Herefordshire Council’s Adult Social Care services (under a Section 75 arrangement). The Section 75 arrangement with Herefordshire Council ended in September 2013 and the Trust no longer provides adult social care.
With an estimated annual turnover of around £180 million, we employ around 3,000 staff with the aim of building new relationships between our staff, patients, service users and their carers, and with the wider community.
In 2017 a ‘Foundation Group’ was created in partnership with South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust (SWFT) and Wye Valley NHS Trust (WVT). In 2018 George Eliot Hospitals NHS Trust (GEH) joined the Group and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust joined the Trust in 2023.
All four organisations face similar challenges and have a common strategic vision for how these can be solved. The Foundation Group model retains the identity of each individual trust whilst strengthening the opportunities available to secure a sustainable future for local health services.
There are numerous benefits for local communities across Warwickshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire, including the provision of a wider platform to share best practice and improving whole system patient pathways.
Glen Burley is the Chief Executive at all four Trusts, with Managing Directors in post who are responsible for each individual organisation.
The key principles of Wye Valley NHS Trust are to improve the health and well being of the people we serve in Herefordshire and the surrounding areas.
We continue to work across traditional boundaries to provide integrated care in order to deliver a standard of care we would want for ourselves, our families and friends.
We are a clinical and practitioner-led organisation owned by our local community and staff.
Vision, mission and values
Wye Valley NHS Trust work closely with sodexo. Sodexo is our long-term strategic partner by designing, managing and delivering a range of services to deliver excellent patient care. Sodexo has been running services at the county hospital since 1999. There are 340 Sodexo staff on site working.
On-site services range from cleaning, reception and food services through to asset maintenance. Sodexo support clients to enhance their employees’ well-being and ways of working in the hospital.
Every year Sodexo:
- Attends to over 7,000 equipment breakdowns
- Serves more than 600,000 drinks and 260,000 meals to patients
- Provides over 1 million pieces of laundry for the hospital
- Collects and disposes of 50,000 clinical bags
- Welcomes 250,000 customers to its retail outlets
Visit Sodexo for more information on services they provide.