Local people invited to NHS Trust annual general meeting


Local people are invited to the South West Yorkshire Mental Health NHS Trust’s annual general meeting (AGM). The meeting is an opportunity to hear the Trust’s news from the last year and plans for the future, as well as ask any questions.

South West Yorkshire Mental Health NHS Trust provides specialist mental health and learning disability services to people from Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. It also provides some specialist services across the whole of Yorkshire and the Humber.

The AGM will also be a chance for people to find out more about the Trust’s application to become a Foundation Trust. Foundation Trusts are a different type of NHS organisations which are run locally with local people as members. Over 10,000 local people have already joined the Trust as a member.

Trust Chair, Joyce Catterick, said, "We’d like to extend a warm invite to people from across Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield to come along to our meeting, meet NHS staff and learn more about our Trust. Although a formal meeting, the AGM is an opportunity for us to reflect on the past year and celebrate the achievements of our staff and people who use our services. We will also talk about what the future holds for our organisation as we reach the end of the application process in our aspiration to become an NHS Foundation Trust."

The AGM will be held at 6pm on Tuesday 30 September 2008 in Halifax. Refreshments will be available from 5.30pm. If you would like to come along to the AGM, please contact the Trust on 01924 327567.

The Trust’s annual report for 2007/2008 will also be presented at the meeting. If anyone would like a copy of the annual report or is interested in becoming a member call the Trust on 01924 327567 or email membership@swyt.nhs.uk

Local people invited to NHS Trust annual general meeting

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