Belfast Trust Annual Report

02/10/2014

Belfast Trust’s Annual Report for 2013/14 is published today at the meeting of the Trust Board.

As well as commenting on the financial health of the organisation, it provides an overview of some of the superb work carried out throughout the Trust every day.

‘With the continued media scrutiny on areas like our Emergency Departments (EDs), it’s easy to lose sight of how exceptional Belfast Trust is,’ said Chief Executive Martin Dillon speaking after the Trust Board meeting.

‘We have a responsibility to inform and explain about what we do, and the evidence of a high performing organisation is clear throughout the Annual Report. As well as meeting our financial commitment is very challenging circumstances, we were the only Trust in Northern Ireland to meet both MRSA and C-Diff targets in the area of infection control. During 2013 a record 102 patients from Northern Ireland underwent kidney transplants, 94 of which were carried out in Belfast, which is more than double the figure for 2008. We have also established a self care dialysis unit in one of our Wellbeing Centres – the only one of its kind in the United Kingdom.

‘Dementia is a devastating condition, and working in partnership with Helm Housing, we have opened a supported housing facility for people with enabling them to continue to live independently.

‘These are just a few examples of the excellent work which is reflected in the Annual Report, and I hope the public will take the opportunity to read it on our website.’

View Belfast Trust Annual Report.