Who we are

Here at Mersey Care, promoting mental and physical health and wellbeing is our core business.


We serve more than 11 million people, offering specialist inpatient and community services that support mental health, learning disabilities, addictions, brain injuries and physical health, and we are one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.


At the heart of all we do is our commitment to ‘perfect care’ – care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient.


We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users and carers to design and develop future services together. We’re currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.


We call this continuous improvement in quality and cost, ‘striving for perfect care’. Our aim is to play a full part in the health and social care economies we serve, by promoting and driving greater integration between mental and physical health and social care.

Our clinical services are provided across 85 sites across the North West. Our teams are supported by a corporate team based at our offices in Kings Business Park, Prescot, Merseyside. Over 7,600 staff serve a population of almost 11 million people.

Mersey Care is a Global Digital Exemplar

In 2017 Mersey Care successfully attracted £5m of central NHS funding to accelerate our ambition to digitally transform our services. We are working on a number of projects looking at delivering exceptional care, efficiently, through the use of world-class digital technology and information. These projects include an innovative caseload dashboard for community mental health nurses and an electronic prescribing system.

The GDE programme is led by Dr David Fearnley – Mersey Care’s Medical Director - who is also the Chief Clinical Information Officer for the Trust.

To find out more about our Mersey Care's GDE projects, please click HERE.

During 2016/17, Mersey Care:

  • provided care, treatment and support to 20,621 service users from May 2016 to March 2017 (20,387 in local services and 240 in secure services)
  • was dispersed across over 36 sites both of its own and premises rented from others
  • had 760 inpatient beds as at 31 March 2017
  • had 351,306 outpatient attendances and contacts from May to March 2016/17.

(Statistics based on audited figures for 2016/17)

2016/17 is an exciting and challenging year for Mersey Care NHSFT. We are three years through a five year programme of organisational and service transformation in order to improve the quality of the care that we provide and safely reduce our costs, so that we can continue to invest in meeting increasing demand for our services. As such, we are following a plan for the year, that describes how we will transform services provided in our local and secure divisions, invest considerably in new buildings and technology, and very importantly, support our frontline staff to continue to improve the service they provide.

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