Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust became a Foundation Trust on April 1 2004 - among the very first in the NHS to do so - and employ just over 5,200 staff, serving a population of around 500,000. We also have the third-largest membership base in the country. We currently operate over two main sites; the Bradford Royal Infirmary provides the majority of inpatient services, and St Luke's Hospital provides outpatient and rehabilitation services. As a teaching hospital, the Foundation Trust is at the forefront of research and development in healthcare. This promotes a culture of learning and professional development that ensures that all doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals practice the highest clinical standards. The last few years has seen us being named as among the very safest hospitals in the NHS.