For forty years we have developed and adapted our care to meet patient demand. Our new 7-year Strategic Plan is based on extensive experience and knowledge of our community and wider landscape. It addresses how we will continue to serve the growing needs of our populace without compromising our values or the excellence of our care.
Our mission is to ensure that everyone has access to outstanding palliative and end of life care, but the challenges we face in delivering this are considerable.
These include a growing, elderly population with complex care needs and a need to do more for increasing numbers but with less public money. There are now more people who need our care – more who need support earlier following diagnosis, more who want to live life to its fullest potential, more who want to be cared for and die at home rather than in hospital, more whose families and carers need our help both pre and post bereavement.
We will meet these challenges by:
- Ensuring our patients their families and carers and our people remain at our core
- Partnering to develop the services our communities need in the locations they want
- Maintaining financial stewardship and outstanding governance
- Delivering outstanding care and excellence throughout our community
- Evolving constantly, embracing change and innovation…
- Engaging with our community earlier and leading the conversation about death and dying
- Preparing and equipping society to embrace the reality that death is a part of life
These goals would be impossible to achieve without the foundations on which we are built – our people – those that work for us and with us.
The plan for our future is brave and ambitious as we continue to serve our community.