The establishment of the Western Trust on 1st April 2007 following the RPA saw a merger of three former trusts – Altnagelvin, Foyle and Sperrin Lakeland. The Western Trust covers 5 local council areas – almost 5,000 kilometres – and provides services to around 290,000 people. The trust employs almost 12,500 staff and spends some £439 million on a wide range of health and social care services. It has lands and properties valued at around £344 million.
The stated aim of the Western Trust is:
‘To provide high quality patient and client-focused health and social care services through well trained staff with high morale.’
This aim is supported by the following 6 ‘core values’:
- High quality and safety at all times
- Enabling our staff to develop their potential
- Integrity in everything we do
- Working in partnership
- Using our resources efficiently and effectively.