Who we are

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

Read the brochure below for a more detailed look at who Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust are and what we do:


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 2017/18, Mersey Care:

  • provided care, treatment and support to 33,725 service users (22,068 in local services, 245 in secure services, 1,119 in Specialist Learning Disability services and 10,294 in South Sefton community services)
  • was dispersed across 53 sites both of its own and premises rented from others
  • had 766 inpatient beds as at 31 March 2018
  • had 568,951 outpatient attendances and contacts.

(Statistics based on audited figures for 2017/18)

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