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Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) was formed in 2002 and achieved Foundation Trust status in 2007. We provide health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care – including the provision of three GP surgeries. 

We have services across Wirral and Cheshire, as well as Trafford, Warrington, Bolton, Halton and Liverpool. We also provide specialist services for the North West as a whole. 

Our services are provided in partnership with commissioners, local authorities, voluntary and independent organisations, people who access our services, their carers and families.

The Trust has over 14,700 members and employs more than 4,500 staff across 73 sites, serving a population of over 1 million people and highly specialist services for 2 million.

We provide integrated care in the community and within inpatient settings based on best practice and outcomes, working closely with the people who access our services and their carers to provide person-centred care for all.

Our services are developed and led by clinical staff. We strive for clinical excellence by ensuring there is a framework to deliver quality improvements, making sure that safe and effective care results in positive outcomes.

Regionally, CWP provides CAMHS Tier 4 services for Cheshire and Merseyside and adult eating disorder services across the North West and leads two Provider Collaboratives: 

  • Level Up, Young People and Families, Cheshire and Merseyside, Lead Provider Collaborative 
  • EmpowerED, Adult Eating Disorders, North West, Lead Provider Collaborative

In April 2024 CWP went shadow live with the Cheshire and Merseyside Perinatal Mental Health Lead Provider Collaborative and will go fully live following the development of the Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) currently being built on the Countess of Chester Health Park. CWP is also part of Prospect Partnership, the provider collaborative for Adult Secure Services in the North West.

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