Many chronic and life shortening illnesses are preventable illnesses and are frequently caused by lifestyle issues, such as smoking, alcohol, poor diet and lack of exercise.
In addition to the medical interventions and drug treatments we provide, we recognise the importance of building on the help and support we give to our patients to help them cope with and improve their illnesses for a better quality of life. We also recognise the importance of bolstering the help, advice and information we give to our patients, visitors and staff to help them achieve changes in their lifestyles necessary for preventing ill health.
We aim for our hospitals to become health promoting organisations; places where consideration and care is given to our local environment and where healthy lifestyle choices become easier choices for everyone who work, visit and stay in them.
We look forward to working with all of our local partners in health; the NHS, local government and the voluntary sector to address and improve upon our local health priorities and health inequalities.