Hospitals are managed by acute trusts. They make sure that the hospitals provide high-quality healthcare and that they spend their money efficiently. They also decide how a hospital will develop, so that services improve.
Acute trusts employ a large part of the NHS workforce, including nurses, doctors, pharmacists, midwives and health visitors. They also employ people doing jobs related to medicine, such as physiotherapists, radiographers, podiatrists, speech and language therapists, counsellors, occupational therapists, psychologists and healthcare scientists.
Some acute trusts are regional or national centres for more specialised care. Others are attached to universities and help to train health professionals.
There are four hospital bodies in the Aylesbury Vale area:
- Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust (BHT)
- Milton Keynes Hospital
- Oxford University Hospitals
- Luton and Dunstable University Hopsital
The Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services to people of all ages in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and the surrounding counties, which includes the Aylesbury Vale area.
The Mental Health teams pride themselves on being both caring and safe while working to constantly improve the quality of the care provided.
Mental illness affects one in four people in their lifetime, and the vision is to support people’s recovery from mental illness and to promote wellbeing.
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 01865 741717
Aylesbury Vale is covered by South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.
South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (or SCAS for short) covers approximately 3,554 sq miles around Aylesbury Vale with a residential population of over four million Their emergency operations centres handle around 500,000 emergency and urgent calls each year.
Read more about SCAS.
Patient Transport Service
South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust also handles non-emergency patient transport, which provides transport for low to middle dependency patients to and from treatment centre appointments.
Anyone aged 18 years or over with a full UK driving licence, including C1 entitlement with no more than 3 penalty points may apply to become an Ambulance Care Assistant.
For more information, including how to apply to become an ACA, visit the SCAS Website.