Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust is welcoming staff and members of the public to its final public Board meeting of the year, on Thursday 28 November 2019, at its headquarters in New Mill, Saltaire.
Board meetings are an opportunity for people across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale, Craven and Wakefield to learn more about the work of the organisation and its wider involvement in improving healthcare across the region.
At November’s Board meeting, there will be an opportunity to hear more about the Trust’s community health services, such as district nursing; public health nursing services for children and young people aged 0 – 19; and learning disabilities, through a presentation by the Adult and Children’s Community Care Group. Every six months, clinicians from each Care Group present an update to the Board about what is happening in their services, the challenges faced, and the achievements celebrated.
One of the prominent services within the Adult and Children’s Care Group is the service for children aged 0 – 19, which has recently launched a new 24/7 online resource. To help support the local community, the Trust has developed a website for expectant parents and families caring for babies or small children: (https://www.betterliveshealthyfuturesbw.nhs.uk/). Through this, families can also access core information about School Nursing, and in the coming months, useful guides on relevant topics for their child.
The Trust’s District Nursing teams make up another key service operating across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven. The community service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, and on average, the service makes over 30,000 contacts with patients each month. As well as providing direct care in the comfort of the patient’s own home, the nurses have an important teaching role in working closely with the patient and their family or carer, helping to enable them to care for themselves or their loved ones.
Patrick Scott, Chief Operating Officer, said: “We are extremely proud of the care provided to our local communities by our Adult and Children’s Community Care Group teams. They deliver a range of specialist services, the greatest strength of which is the passion and commitment of our staff. Our Board meetings are a valuable opportunity to hear about progress across these services. We would be delighted to welcome the public to our final Board meeting of the year.”
The provider of mental health, community health and specialist learning disability services will also discuss upcoming priorities such as winter planning, the chief executive’s monthly report and the monthly performance report.
The Trust’s Board meeting will take place on Thursday 28 November, 1.30pm – 5.00pm, at New Mill, Victoria Road, Saltaire, BD18 3LD.