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Purpose, vision and values

Having a clear purpose and vision and a strong and meaningful set of values are essential to enable our colleagues to understand what we are striving to achieve for our patients and local communities, and the principles, ethics and behaviours we expect of them whilst working in our services.

The Trust’s current purpose, vision and values were originally developed in 2014 so it was only right that we reviewed and refreshed them. Draft versions were developed and over the last few months, thousands of our colleagues have taken the opportunity to feedback on them.

Our final purpose, vision and values were given final sign off by the Trust Board and are as follows:Our purpose, vision and values

We are...Compassionate
We will:

  • Be kind and caring to each other; our patients and families and our partners
  • Consider the feelings of others
  • Work together to deliver safe care and a safe working environment
  • Be proud of the role we do and how this contributes to patient care

We are... Respectful and inclusive
We will:

  • Show respect to and for everyone
  • Act professionally at all times
  • Communicate Effectively - listen to others and seek clarity when needed
  • Value each other and the contribution of everyone

We are...Ambitious
We will:

  • Go beyond traditional boundaries; being positively receptive to change and improvement
  • Work with colleagues and system partners to improve services for our patients, families and carers
  • Support each other to listen, learn and develop
  • Collaborate with and empower each other

We are...Open, honest and transparent
We will:

  • Seek out feedback and act on it
  • Take personal responsibility and accountability for our own actions
  • Not be afraid to be challenged
  • Ensure consistency and fairness in our approach