Stockport NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services for children and adults across Stockport and the High Peak, as well as community health services for Stockport, Tameside and Glossop.
Treating over 500,000 patients per year and community health services running across 24 sites in Stockport and 17 sites in Tameside and Glossop it is a service that is increasingly under pressure.
The Trust has a High national rating for safety and care and the Stepping Hill Hospital was first opened in 1905 and was a military hospital during the First World War They now employ over 5,800 staff and is one of the first NHS trusts in the country to achieve foundation trust status in 2004.
As with many public sector institutions Stockport NHS Trust needed to implement efficiencies without it affecting the service that they offer. A large scale change management programme was development to drive these efficiencies however the communication across the Trust needed to be developed to allow managers and staff to understand the impact and future planning of these changes.
We provided a scoping session with two of our experienced partners to understand the needs of the Trust and to develop a proposal to support their needs.