Who we are
Located in Wirral in North West England, we provide high-quality primary, community and social care services to the population of Wirral and parts of Cheshire and Liverpool. We play a key role in the local health and social care economy as a high-performing organisation with an excellent clinical reputation.
Our expert teams provide a diverse range of community health care services, seeing and treating people right through their lives both at home and close to home. We employ almost 1,500 members of staff, 90% of who are in patient-facing roles. Our workforce represents close to 70% of the costs of the organisation and are our most important and valued resource. We have a turnover of £78.4m.
Our vision recognises the important role we play in delivering integrated care with partners in the local health economy.
What we do
Our services are local and community-based, provided from around 50 sites across Wirral, including our main clinical bases, St Catherine’s Health Centre in Birkenhead and Victoria Central Health Centre in Wallasey. We are also commissioned to deliver podiatry services outside of Wirral by West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group.
We also provide integrated 0-19 services in Cheshire East comprising health visiting, school nursing, family nurse partnership and breastfeeding support services from 13 bases. In June 2017, we transferred a number of Adult Social Care services and staff from Wirral Council to our Trust. This means that Wirral is one of a handful of places in England to have begun a ground-breaking journey towards truly integrated health and care provision.
We have no inpatient beds; however we provide in-reach support into the local acute trust, residential and nursing homes across Wirral. Our services collectively delivered around 1.1 million face to face contacts during 2017-18.
A new divisional structure was implemented in 2015-16 to best align services with patient needs and the wider integration agenda.
Following the restructure, Trust services are grouped into three divisions: Adult & Community Services, Urgent and Primary Care, and Children & Wellbeing Services.
In addition, our clinical support services include: Infection Prevention & Control, Quality & Governance and Safeguarding. Further support services include Business Intelligence, Communications & Marketing, Estates Management, Finance, Human Resources, and Information Technology.