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Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 28,000 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 – joined the wider family of MFT hospitals creating a Single Hospital Service for Manchester.

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 - Our Values

MFT is a key partner in Manchester Local Care Organisation (MLCO) and Trafford Local Care Organisation (TLCO) which provide integrated out-of-hospital community services in Manchester and Trafford. This includes community nursing, community therapy services, intermediate care and enablement, some community-facing general hospital services and adult social care services. Around 3,000 MFT NHS community staff are deployed in to the LCOs. They work together with social care colleagues deployed to the LCOs from the local authorities in a ‘one team’ integrated approach to community services.

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.