The West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT) is part of the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership. WYAAT is an innovative provider collaborative which brings together six NHS trusts across West Yorkshire and Harrogate to deliver joined up acute hospital services.
The six hospital trusts who make up WYAAT are:
Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Mid Yorkshire Teaching NHS Trust
WYAAT was established in 2016 after it was agreed by the Boards at each of the six trusts that something needed to be done to tackle variation and challenges across the region. Its vision is to create a region-wide, efficient, and sustainable healthcare system that embraces best practice to deliver the highest quality care and outcomes for patients.
WYAAT aims to organise services around the needs of people living in West Yorkshire and Harrogate as a whole, rather than planning at individual organisational level. This will enable our trusts to deliver more joined up care, high-quality, cost-effective care for patients.
WYAAT has twelve priority programmes covering corporate support, clinical support and clinical services across the six trusts.
WYAAT acts as the delivery mechanism for the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership's hospitals working together programmes and also provides a strong voice for hospitals within the Partnership.