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NHS Trust set sail on Voyage to Recovery

Six patients and three staff from Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Early Intervention Psychosis team set sail for five nights last month, on the Voyage to Recovery. They sailed on a 22-metre boat from Holyhead in Wales to Whitehaven in Cumbria. This life-changing opportunity was designed to allow disadvantaged groups to experience new adventures […]

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Celebrating lives of service as the NHS turns 75

Photo of Trust staff wishing the NHS a Happy 75th Birthday

Selfless service, a can-do attitude and a willingness to step up when needed are characteristics of long-serving NHS staff, whose work is being celebrated as the NHS turns 75 on Wednesday 5 July 2023. At Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, sisters Karen Baggaley and Lorna Armstrong have over 75-years’ service between them (85 in […]

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Getting their hands dirty to keep our NHS clean, lit, catered and safe

Photo of the Estates and Facilities team

Local NHS heroes come in many forms and this week our Trust has been celebrating staff who keep the lights on, unblock toilets, fix wheelchairs, and respond whenever an alarm sounds. Security staff, receptionists, housekeepers, cooks, electricians and plumbers were amongst over 180 Estates and Facilities staff who were encouraged to down tools for a […]

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NHS Trust offers VIP red bags to support vulnerable adults

Following work done on the use of Red Bags in other areas of Yorkshire, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Learning Disability team have now got funding to extend the use of VIP red bags to reduce health inequalities and ensure vulnerable adults with learning disabilities have a better experience of visiting hospitals in the […]

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Junior doctors – 72-hour industrial action from 14 June  

Junior doctors are taking industrial action from 7am on Wednesday 14 June, to 7am on Saturday 17 June. During this time, the NHS will prioritise resources to protect emergency and critical care, and maternity care. The NHS will only cancel appointments and procedures where it is necessary and will reschedule these. If you have not […]

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Care Trust backs week to support babies mental health

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Little Minds Matter team are backing the annual Infant Mental Health Awareness Week (IMHAW) this year. The week-long campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of infant mental health. This year, IMHAW will take place from 12 – 18 June, with the theme of “Bonding Before Birth.” The […]

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NHS Trust celebrates dedicated volunteers

Volunteers from across Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust are coming together on Wednesday 7 June for a celebratory afternoon tea at the Mercure Hotel in Bingley. The annual event, taking place in the NHS’s 75th year during Volunteers Week, is an opportunity for Trust staff to show their appreciation for all the hard work […]

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Carer Confident Trust ready for Carers Week

Photograph of Michelle Kineer showing the Trust's Carer Confident certificate

With one in seven people in the workforce caring for someone who is older, disabled or seriously ill, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to have become the second NHS Trust in West Yorkshire to achieve level 2 Carer Confident accreditation. The accreditation from Employers for Carers (EfC) is supported by the specialist […]

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NHS Trust gets ready to race the dragon

Staff from Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust will be competing in the annual Bradford Dragon Boat Festival to raise vital funds for the Trust’s charity, Better Lives. Teams will once again congregate at Roberts Park to race the dragon on Sunday 2 July 2023, joining in the celebration for the NHS 75th birthday. The […]

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Help shape our plans, 2023-2026

In 2019, we asked our colleagues, people who use our services, partners and communities, to help develop our three-year strategic plan. We now need your help to shape our priorities for the next three-years, from mid-2023 to 2026,  to support our communities across Bradford and Craven. Our current Trust values (how we behave) of ‘we […]

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