Our vision, mission, values and strategy

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Airedale Hospital & Community Charity is the dedicated charity of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust (ANHSFT).

We support the staff, patients and communities of Airedale across 700 square miles of West and North Yorkshire and East Lancashire.  We want everyone who uses ANHSFT services to receive the best possible care and support.

Our Charity was formed in 1995, originally known as Airedale NHS Trust Charitable Funds.

In 2020 we rebranded and became known as Airedale Hospital & Community Charity to ensure we reflected our mission and values both for now and into the future.

map of Airedale catchment area and surrounding areas with Craven, Bradford and Airedale highlighted and Airedale NHS Foundation Trust's sites (Castleberg Hospital, Settle Health Centre, Skipton Hospital, Ilkley Coronation, and Airedale Hospital) all marked

Our vision

Our vision is to enhance the wellbeing and experience of those using the services which Airedale NHS Foundation Trust provides and of our colleagues, across all our sites and community settings.

Our mission

Our mission is to help Airedale NHS Foundation Trust by raising funds, supporting others and championing the Airedale community.

To achieve this, we have four strategic objectives:

  • To empower and assist Airedale NHS Foundation Trust to be an anchor organisation within the community
  • To promote understanding of and increase charitable giving to Airedale Hospital & Community Charity and demonstrate the difference this makes
  • To champion, influence and invest in areas across ANHSFT in line with the Trust 5 Ps strategy. This will include providing support for our colleagues; putting our patients and population at the heart of everything we do; working together in partnership; and always moving forward and progressing
  • To be an efficient, responsive, financially sound, sustainable, and well-governed organisation, that leads by example. We will actively promote and champion equality, diversity and inclusion, and invest in and care for our staff
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