New name for division announced

Thank you to everyone who voted on a new name for the division of Salford Healthcare at Salford Royal – the survey has now closed and the winning name has been chosen.

Colleagues were asked via an online survey which name they preferred for the division following the launch of the Integrated Care Organisation (ICO) on July 1. The name with the most votes was Salford Health and Social Care.

As the Salford Healthcare division grows and changes into the ICO, the name will no longer be suitable as we will be providing more than ‘health’ care within the division.

The new name signifies the beginning of a new organisation, bringing together more than 2,000 staff working across adult community, mental and acute health and social care services in Salford.

It will see council and health staff working together to create more personalised services for residents in a streamlined system to keep patients out of hospital and receiving care closer to home.