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Who we are

Mersey Care provides adult specialist mental health, addiction, learning disability and community health services in North West England and beyond. Our vision is to become the leading organisation in the provision of these services. Quality, recovery and wellbeing are at the heart of everything that we do.

We provide specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction services and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We provide community physical health services in Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside. We are one of only three trusts in the country that provide these services. 

Our clinical services are provided across 40 sites across the North West. Our teams are supported by a corporate team based at our offices in Kings Business Park, Prescot, Merseyside. Over 5,000 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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