Local people invited to NHS Trust’s annual general meeting


People across Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield are being invited to South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s AGM.

The meeting will be a chance for people to find out more about the Trust, to hear a review of the past year, including the Trust’s financial performance, and to learn more about Foundation Trusts, including how to get involved as a member.

The meeting will be an opportunity to have a say on the Trust’s plans for the future and hear about forthcoming events. Nearly 14,000 local people are already members of the Trust.

Trust Chair, Joyce Catterick, said, “We’d like to extend a warm welcome to people to come along to our meeting, meet NHS staff and learn more about our Trust. The AGM is also a time to reflect on the achievements of staff and people who use our services, and we are celebrating this at our meeting through an exhibition of service user artwork and photography."

The Trust’s annual report for 2008/2009 will also be presented at the meeting. This includes information on the progress made over the year in offering services that meet local need and helping people with mental health problems and learning disabilities live life to the full. The report features a range of thought-provoking designs that aim to combat the stigma that often surrounds mental health problems or learning disabilities. The Trust’s quality report, which looks specifically at the quality of care and services, will also be available at the AGM. Copies of both reports can be obtained by calling 01924 327567 or emailing enquiries@swyt.nhs.uk or they can be viewed at www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk

The AGM will be held at 5.30pm on Tuesday 29th September 2009 in the large conference room, Learning and Development Centre, Fieldhead, Wakefield, WF1 3SP.

Tea and sandwiches will be served from 5pm and refreshments will also be available after the meeting at 6.30pm.

Anyone with an interest in local health services is invited to attend.

The art and photography display is the first event in the Trust’s Festival of Wellbeing, to mark World Mental Health Day 2009. All the work on display was created by people who use Trust services or by service user led groups.

Local people invited to NHS Trust’s annual general meeting

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