South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is inviting local people to attend its annual meeting on Wednesday 10th October at 11am, at the Assembly Room, Barnsley Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley.
The Trust provides a range of NHS services across Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. It employs over 4700 staff and has an annual income of £230m.
As a foundation trust, the organisation is accountable to its membership which is made up of nearly 17,000 local people. The event begins at 11am with a showcase of services including:
• Barnsley telehealth services
• Kirklees Admiral Nurses
• Wakefield child and adolescent mental health services
• Pharmacy services
One of the Trust’s creative partners, The Live Arts Café, will also be present and there will be a special art exhibition produced by people who use Trust services. The meeting will start at 12noon with a light lunch served afterwards.
Ian Black, Chairman of the Trust, said, “We’re delighted to invite local people to our annual meeting, to hear about the journey we have been on over the last year and where the next year will take us. We have a thriving membership of nearly 17,000 people who reflect the communities we serve and we see the great benefit through working with our Members’ Council, who bring valuable insight and influence to the way we work. Representatives of our Members’ Council will be at our meeting and there will also be the chance for people to join our organisation as a member.”
Steven Michael, chief executive, added, “The last year has been a year of challenge but we are proud of our achievements and of our plans for services going forward. Our annual meeting will provide an opportunity to hear from people who use our services and we’ll also be entertained by local poet, Jo Brook. I hope to see many people there.”
A summary of the Trust’s annual report and quality accounts will be available at the meeting but is also available online on the website or by calling 0800 5872108.