Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
- Telephone number
- 0300 456 8000
When we formed our integrated care organisation in October 2015 we became the first Trust in England to join-up hospital and community care with social care. As one organisation, we are working with our partners to improve the way we deliver safe, high-quality health and social care. Learn more about our vision of health and care.
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust is an integrated organisation providing acute health care services from Torbay Hospital, community health services and adult social care.
The Trust runs Torbay Hospital as well as five community hospitals, stretching from Dawlish to Brixham. We also provide health and social care to the local population.
We have around 500,000 face-to-face contacts with patients in their homes and communities each year and see over 78,000 people in our A&E department annually. We serve a resident population of approximately 286,000 people, plus about 100,000 visitors at any one time during the summer holiday season.
We employ approximately 6,500 staff including frontline health and social care staff, such as nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, consultants, and physiotherapists who work in your home and from a range of different premises across Torbay and south Devon such as community hospitals and clinics. We also have over 800 volunteers who make a difference each and every day to the people we care for.
Our purpose is to provide safe, high-quality care and social care at the right time and in the right place to support the people of Torbay and South Devon to live their lives to the full. This means that as an organisation we want people to:
- Be empowered to manage their own health and care needs
- Work in partnership with professionals
- Only tell us their story once
- Access seamless care easily
- Have care in or close to home, whenever appropriate
- Work together as a community to look after health and care needs.
We receive the majority of income from our commissioners, South Devon and Torbay NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, who receive an allocation of NHS money from the government each year and decide on the healthcare priorities for the local population. The responsibility for the adult social care budget is delegated to us via Torbay Council, and we have an understanding with Devon County Council to run social care services in a joined up way.
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust has a budget of £420m for 2017/18.
The Trust is well supported by the League of Friends in Torbay Hospital and those of our community hospitals. They work tirelessly to raise vital funds to support the work we do and help improve our services.
We have been an authorised NHS Foundation Trust since 2007 and have over 12,000 public members, including 6,000 staff members. To become a member please visit our membership pages.