What is a Foundation Trust
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CFT) is the principle provider of mental health, children's and learning disability services to people living in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. These services include drug and alcohol and eating disorder services to both adults and children.
The Trust was approved as a Foundation Trust on 1 March 2010 by Monitor. Monitor is the governing body of all NHS Foundation Trusts. The Foundation Trust supercedes the Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust which was established on 1 April 2002.
The Trust employs nearly 1,900 people and with an annual budget in the region of £75 million is one of the largest local employers.
You can download a copy of the Trust's Constitution here.
Links to other Documents
Financial Instructions Financial Year 2012
Scheme of Delegation adopted 1 April 2012
As an organisation, our vision is "Passionate about our services".
To ensure we do this our services:
• involve users and carers in the planning and delivery of care.
• aim to be accessible so that help can be obtained when and where it is needed.
• promote the safety of service users, carers and staff and the wider public.
• provide well co-ordinated services between all staff and agencies.
• aim to do this by delivering high quality treatment and care which is both effective and acceptable.
Our achievements are reflected by the fact that we are:
• Placed in the top 20% of mental health and learning disability trusts nationally for the provision of inpatient services in a survey of patients carried out by the Healthcare Commission. The Trust has four level one units which have been accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and our Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit was awarded Team of the Year in the National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care Units in both 2004 and 2008.
• Placed in the top 20% of mental health and learning disability trusts nationally for the provision of our community services.