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Bradford Royal Infirmary

Grading:  - Requires Improvement

Bradford Royal Infirmary is part of the Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It is situated in Bradford and serves a population of around 500,000 people in the local area. The trust employs around 5,500 members of staff.

The hospital provided a full range of hospital services including an emergency department, general and specialist medicine, general and specialist surgery, intensive and high dependency care, paediatrics and maternity care. The hospital had approximately 810 beds.

The health of people in Bradford is generally worse than the England average. Deprivation is higher than average and around 23.9% (29,225) of children live in poverty. Life expectancy for both women and men is lower than the England average. The Bradford area has a higher than average proportion of the population who are under 16 years old. The black, Asian and minority ethic (BAME) population is higher than the England average, with 32.7% BAME residents compared to an England average of 14.6%.

We carried out a follow-up inspection of the trust on 11-13 January 2016 in response to a previous inspection conducted as part of our comprehensive inspection programme of the Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in October 2014.