Salford & NHS Foundation Trust affiliation

Welcome to Salford

Unlike some destinations, Salford isn’t your typical grey inner-city area. A thriving composition of town and country, 216,000 people are proud to call it home. If you’re thinking of relocating, Salford’s the city to make a new start in, even the BBC has moved to Salford. Architectural gems, picturesque villages, friendly people and cultural city centres are all on your doorstep.


Salford has the perfect mix of rural and urban. Close enough to Manchester to get great access to shopping, restaurants, bars and entertainment, whilst retaining the natural edge, surrounded by countryside and parks. What’s more, the outstanding beauty of the Lake District, Peak District National Park, Ribble Valley and the Yorkshire Dales are only a day trip away. Manchester Airport is only 20 minutes away.great for breaks in Europe and beyond.


Whether you choose to buy or rent, living in Salford doesn’t cost the earth. You certainly get more for your money.

The Quays, Salford:

Imagine London’s Docklands.only better. Top-flight executive apartments, stylish waterside townhouses and world-class attractions make The Quays a spectacular destination. Home of the Lowry which houses the largest free collection of L. S. Lowry’s work, two theatres, contemporary exhibitions, friendly bars and a superb restaurant. It has also claimed the titles of Building of the Year and the North West’s top tourist destination in 2001. But there’s more to it than just that, explore the sports, shopping and stunning architecture for yourself.


Salford has something for everyone and if it isn’t in the city, it’s nearby. Culture vultures can soak it up at The Lowry’s art galleries and theatres, The Imperial War Museum – North, Salford Museum and Art Gallery, our haunted Tudor manor house Ordsall Hall, the M.E.N. Arena, premier art house cinema and gallery The Cornerhouse, Palace Theatre and Opera House. Shoppers can spend, spend, spend at the Designer Outlet at The Quays, the Trafford Centre or Manchester City Centre.


Sports enthusiasts have Manchester United F.C., rivals Manchester City, Salford City Reds and Lancashire Cricket Club all nearby. SnoWorld, Salford Watersports Centre, Manchester Aquatic Centre, and the Velodrome not to mention numerous sports centre, golf clubs and horse racing.


Salford is great for families. Give your children the best start at a wide range of schools, FE colleges and, of course, the award winning University of Salford.

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Introducing the Trust – Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) was formed on 1st October 2017 following the merger of Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT0 and University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM).

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

They are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

They are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England.  They are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Their vision is to improve the health and quality of life of their diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

MFT is a key partner in the proposed Local Care Organisation that will provide integrated out-of-hospital care in Manchester, including community nursing, community therapy services, intermediate care and enablement, and some community-facing general hospital services.

Beyond Greater Manchester, we also have significant responsibilities for providing specialist services commissioned by the NHS England Specialised Commissioning Team.

MFT hospitals –

  • Manchester Royal Infirmary
  • Wythenshawe Hospital
  • Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
  • Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
  • Saint Mary’s Hospital
  • University Dental Hospital of Manchester
  • Withington Community Hospital
  • Trafford General Hospital
  • Altrincham Hospital

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