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Sign up as a member today
We are now recruiting members for our Foundation Trust. Members will have the opportunity to shape our services and influence future decisions taken by the Trust. Members will receive information about our services, invites to information events and can also elect governors to represent their views within the Trust.
We want to recruit members from all of the boroughs in which we provide services – Bolton; Halton; St Helens; Stockport; Tameside and Glossop; Trafford; Warrington; Wigan and Western Cheshire.
Membership is free and open to anyone living in England who is aged over 14.
If you would like us to send you a printed version of the document or you require it in another language or format or have any questions please contact us:
Telephone: 01942 482672
Response to Foundation Trust Consultation
Our consultation on our plans for becoming a Foundation Trust ran from 1 February to 30 April 2012. The consultation focused on our plans for members and governors which will form part of our proposed constitution and our plans for the future.
Thank you for giving us your views during the consultation. Our Board has reviewed and considered all feedback.
Find out more about the response and how it has affected our proposals in our Response to the Consultation Document.
More about Foundation Trusts
Foundation Trusts are NHS organisations which are more accountable to local people and have greater financial freedoms to invest in local services.
They remain firmly part of the NHS and are subject to its standards, performance ratings and systems of inspection.
Their primary purpose is to provide care to NHS patients.
Foundation Trusts have unique governance arrangements which include members (public, patients and staff) and governors (elected by members or nominated by partner organisations).
For more information about what becoming a Foundation Trust will mean for our patients, local communities and staff read one of our consultation documents below. Please note that the consultation ran from 1 February 2012 to 30 April 2012.
- Full Consultation Document
- Easy Read document (text only)
- Consultation Summary Leaflet
- Foundation Trust Consultation Presentation
The Department of Health, NHS North West (Strategic Health Authority) and Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust have all signed a tripartite formal agreement (TFA) that confirms the commitments made by all three parties to enable the organisation to become an NHS Foundation Trust before April 2014.
*Please note that as this Tripartite Formal Agreement document was signed prior to the 31st May when the trust name became Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust, it contains reference to our previous name Ashton, Leigh and Wigan Community Healthcare NHS Trust.