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A partnership paving the way for a sustainable health and care system and thriving local communities, redefining the future hospital.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) is an award-winning organisation in England supporting over 450,000 patients annually.

Post-pandemic, it faced growing issues around care quality, financial stability, and operational challenges. The Board was under immense pressure to deliver whilst steering a new hospital build and digital clinical system.

Recognising the need for different and new ideas, the leadership turned to Strasys to help navigate this complexity and determine its future.

The innovative strategy, framed around system understanding and seeking to meet the needs of patients rather than the interests of the organisation, is what attracted me to apply for the CEO position.

Ian MostonCEO, Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



The Board was taken on a development programme to rethink how to improve patient outcomes sustainably.

This was based on Strasys’ unique methodology to reimagine healthcare services around the population’s needs using sophisticated data analytics and scientific rigour.

This led to a radically new future for the Trust and the outputs adopted as the Place (integrated care) strategy.

We have been taken on a journey of development. I’ve felt really privileged to be part of this learning - it’s stretched me as an individual to think differently.”

Heather BarnettDirector of People (now CPO Liverpool University Foundation Trust)


The organisation determined a future, pivoting itself from a hospital to a care organisation serving local communities.

Core to this was the creation of four different care models focused on meeting the specific needs of the population segments.

This enabled the organisation to remove siloes, overcome politics, and use its resources better to improve care sustainably.

    • Uplifted capability and engagement across individuals, executives, and the Board
    • Pivoted to a customer experience organisation with a deeper understanding of the ‘consumer.’
    • Supported securing new build funding for £500m+ (strategy was key in developing the clinical perspective)
    • Identified significant future savings by restructuring the business model
    • Strategy adopted by the system as Place and  agreed to reallocate resources across the system

“This has been the most different vision and strategy process that I have ever seen. They kept reminding us that whilst we’ve got operational pressures, this solution would solve them in the long term.”

Russ FavagerCFO and Deputy CEO

“The most dramatic thing that I would cite working with Strasys is their use of intelligence. By moving to patient segments which look at the care we give rather than the traditional model has been quite revolutionary. Acute trust and the local community moving towards true integration.”

Murray LuckasMedical Director