The Black Country Alliance, a partnership between The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust and Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, has been officially launched across the Black Country.
The aim of the Alliance is to improve health outcomes, improve people’s experience of healthcare and maximise the resources available so that together we can do even more for the people of the Black Country with what we have.
The trusts’ three chief executives hit the road on Black Country Day (14th July) p romoting the launch of the alliance, which aims to look at new ways of providing care to patients across the Black Country.
Paula Clark, Chief Executive, hosted the Dudley leg of the tour at a launch event at Russells Hall Hospital (see photos).
“The alliance is the first of its kind. At a time when the NHS is struggling financially to meet demand, we are taking an innovative approach to work in partnership to find solutions,” said Paula.
“This is a really exciting time for all three trusts as we aim to be able to keep and return specialist services to the Black Country for our patients, who may otherwise have to go to a larger trust further afield to receive treatment.
“It offers opportunities to our staff through collaborative working, we will encourage innovative ways to provide the best possible care, developing centres of excellence in the Black Country.
“We are very excited about what the future holds and how we can work together to provide excellent care for the people of the Black Country.”