Why we are unique
The Hospital Management Trust was founded in 1985 by a group of people who believed that private medicine and care in opposition to the NHS should not be the only way forward.
The Healthcare Management Trust was founded in 1985 by David Lock and a group of like-minded people who believed that private medicine in opposition to the NHS should not be the only way forward. At that time, the Charitable and religious non-commercial alternatives were struggling to adapt to the clinical advancements, regulatory changes and economic pressures that increasingly affect this sector. HMT’s founders had an ideal and saw a need for a charity that would help the not-for-profit healthcare sector to survive.
Not for Profit
As a not for profit provider, we pride ourselves on the high level of holistic care in our homes and hospitals. We adapt to the continuous clinical advancements, regulatory changes and economic pressures that affect the care sector. Many small and medium health and social care providers, whether secular or religious, lack the internal resources or knowledge to address these challenges. We particularly recognise that many religious orders caring for their own members into old age face similar issues.
Promoting health is part of our long term approach to improve the quality of life within the communities we serve. Through youth coaching, community sporting events, educational seminars and strategic alliances with community organisations we aim to make health and active living a fun and enjoyable part of everyday life. In the short term, communities are brought together through exercise whilst the long term impact on the healthcare system will become exponential.
Investing in our facilities
Our continuous investment into our facilities from ensuring the comfort of our patient rooms through to the development of brand new purpose built facilities helps ensure we can continue to provide a full range of medical services and maintain our position as on of the UK’s leading independent healthcare providers.
The Healthcare Management Trust is a charity built on a defining set of principles which are at the heart of everything we do; they make us who we are and ensure that we stand apart from others within our sector.
As part of its charitable objectives, the Healthcare Management Trust is seeking to improve the care and quality of life for individuals within the healthcare areas that it operates by supporting relevant scientific and social research. HMT is working in partnership with national charities and universities to fund a growing programme of research projects, with a focus currently on dementia diagnosis, treatment and care.