Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a renowned Foundation Trust responsible for providing hospital services for the people of Bradford and communities across Yorkshire. We serve a core population of around 500,000 and provide specialist services for 1.1 million people.
currently operate over several sites, including Bradford Royal Infirmary, which
provides the majority of inpatient services, and St. Luke's Hospital, which
predominantly provides outpatient and rehabilitation services.
a teaching hospital, we are at the forefront of research, education and
development in healthcare. Our Ophthalmology department is home to numerous
worldwide clinical trials taking the lead in eye care research and we are one
of only three sites in the United Kingdom to be enlisted in the Perioperative
Enhanced Recovery Hip Fracture Care of Patients with Dementia (PERFECTED) study
which will investigate how the NHS as a whole can introduce better standards of
care to improve outcomes for people with dementia. We were also involved in a
ground-breaking scheme, believed to be the first in the UK, to redesign the
hospital's public areas and gardens to generate surroundings which promote
relaxation, independence and better orientation for people living with dementia.
The revolutionary scheme at St. Luke's Hospital was themed ˜Yorkshire at Its
Best' and incorporated ideas from patients, the public and local organisations.
Education Department is host to a state of the art simulation centre which can
be set up as an Anaesthetic room, Emergency Department, Resuscitation room, or
an Obstetrics or Theatre environment to reproduce clinical scenarios in order
to facilitate training. Our staff are some of the best in the country and in
2015 our clinical research nursing team, along with the support of colleagues
at Bradford University, secured a place in the prestigious Nursing Times Awards
2015 final after introducing a new educational programme on how research can be
transferred back into nursing practice and improve care within the NHS.
also offer pioneering robotic surgery with the use of our £2 million da Vinci
robot. Since being introduced, prostate operations have trebled at our Bradford
Royal Infirmary site and we are the only centre in Yorkshire to offer this
revolutionary technological procedure for all three urological cancers of the
prostate, bladder and kidneys. The precise nature of the robot means patients
can recover more quickly and only need to stay in hospital overnight rather
than spend a week recovering on a ward.
2016, Bradford Royal Infirmary will open a new £28 million hospital wing. This
new building will house our paediatric services, two adult medicine wards and a
purpose-built intensive care unit. This will see a continuation of our work to
improve patient experience after our new £2 million neonatal unit officially
opened in January 2015. This new unit introduced more cots, including intensive
care and high dependency cots, new family accommodation, a revamped counselling
suite and a dedicated room for mothers to express milk for their pre-term
all of this, Bradford Royal Infirmary remains host to one of the busiest
Accident and Emergency departments in the country with more than 125,000
attendances per year and one of the busiest maternity units in the NHS, delivering
more than 6,000 babies each year.
daily mission is to promote seamless, excellent care across all of our sites,
treating all patients as individuals and making sure they receive the best
possible care to suit their needs so that they can live better, fuller, longer