Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.
It was formed on 1st October 2017 and since then has been responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.
From 1st April 2020 a tenth hospital – North Manchester General Hospital – has taken the first step in joining the MFT group through a Management Agreement.
We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.
Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:
- Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
- Attracts, develops and retains great people
- Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider
Watch our new Vision and Values in action – Together Care Matters
Following the recent launch of our new Vision, Values and Behaviours at MFT, we have developed a short film to help embed these across the organisation:
Everyone Matters Working Together
Dignity and Care Open and Honest
These Values are the principles which guide the way we work every day, to ensure our services are the very best they can be for our patients and for our workforce. Thank you to all the staff and patients who kindly agreed to take part in the film and we do hope you enjoy watching.
MFT is a key partner in Manchester Local Care Organisation (MLCO) which provides integrated out-of-hospital care in Manchester. This includes community nursing, community therapy services, intermediate care and enablement, some community-facing general hospital services and adult social care services. Around 1,500 MFT NHS community staff are deployed to MLCO.
Beyond Greater Manchester, we also have significant responsibilities for providing specialist services commissioned by the NHS England Specialised Commissioning Team.
Our Trust Constitution sets out the role and responsibilities of the Board of Directors and the Council of Governors. The Board is responsible for the management and governance of the Trust. It ensures that we are compliant with our constitution and our licence to operate.