We are Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust. We are an integrated health and care organisation. We provide health and social care services to our people in their own homes or in their local community.
We also run Torbay Hospital (providing acute hospital services) as well as five community hospitals, stretching from Dawlish to Brixham. We support around 500,000 face-to-face contacts with patients in their homes and communities each year and see over 78,000 people in our A&E department annually.
We serve a resident population of approximately 286,000 people, plus about 100,000 visitors at any one time during the summer holiday season. We are passionate about creating a fairer and more inclusive NHS for everyone. We employ over 6,500 staff including doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, consultants, and physiotherapists as well as highly skilled managers, administrators and technical experts. Our people work in a wide range of settings and locations across our communities depending on their individual role or circumstances.
We also have over 800 volunteers who make a difference every day to the people we care for and the services we provide. We were proud to be the first NHS Trust in England to integrate hospital and community care with social care. Now, as a well-established integrated care organisation (ICO) of more than five years’ standing we know first-hand the positive impact that working together in partnership with others has for our local population – giving everyone a brighter future.
We have been given a share of £3.7 billion government funding for a new hospital development. This is fantastic news and a once in a lifetime opportunity to make a real difference in how we deliver services with, to and for our people. It is not just about building a better hospital in Torquay, it is about building further on our integrated approach to service delivery. We are exploring opportunities to deliver our services in ways that provide better outcomes for our population and better working environments for staff across all the communities that we serve.
We are located in one of the most beautiful and picturesque parts of the country, and our people benefit from the amazing lifestyle opportunities on offer here. From Dartmoor to the coast, there really is something here for everyone. We care about the people who work for us, and in addition to a range of staff benefits we offer a supportive and understanding working environment, where everyone is listened to and valued for who they are and what they bring.
If you want to find out more about what it is like to be part of our team, or have any questions about the roles available, please get in touch.