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Mission, Values and Priorities
Our focus is on providing and improving quality of care, whilst embracing innovation to deliver enhanced productivity and improved services.
It is based on four strategic priorities, supported by clear goals, to enable us to realise our mission; our pledge to you, to:
Care, Achieve and Innovate
This mission supports the aims of the Lord Darzi report “High-quality care for all” and adheres to the NHS Constitution which brings together a number of rights, pledges and responsibilities for staff and patients. We hope you find this executive summary helpful and informative.
In order to deliver our misison, we will focus on four specific priorities
1 Delivering safe, high-quality and evidence-based patient care
Working with staff and patients to continually improve the quality of our
services and exceed national expectations.
2 Developing excellence in research, innovation and education
Establishing UHCW as a leading centre with continual staff development, working in partnership, and undertaking research and innovation to provide improved patient care and safety. Undertaking research is directly linked to improved clinical care, and will position UHCW to lead advances.
3 Improving the business and service framework
Enhancing efficiencies to help balance the growing demand for services, while continuing to deliver high-quality patient care for all.
4 Building a positive reputation and identity
Promoting our national and local successes in research, and excellent quality of service to improve our reputation.
Values and behaviour
To achieve our mission we have developed three core values that
are also aligned with the NHS Constitution. These values are a vital part in building a culture to operate compassionately, efficiently and effectively. This begins with our valued staff, and is for the benefit of all to deliver our strategic success.
We care and respect for all
We treat our patients and each other with courtesy, compassion, respect and dignity.
We achieve excellence through pride
We ensure our patients experience consistently safe and high-quality care while we demonstrate integrity in our actions, including using time, money and resources wisely.
We have freedom to innovate
We lead innovation by collaborating with partners on cutting-edge research, and supporting staff to be leaders in their field.
Expansion plans for the Hospital of St Cross
We have a clear vision for the Hospital of St Cross which we feel becoming an NHS Foundation Trust would help deliver more quickly. We want to continue to develop the Hospital of St Cross as a 'Centre of Excellence' for many services as well as continuing to expand the number of outpatient clinics, operations, diagnostic tests and rehabilitation services provided from the hospital. This means local people will have most of their hospital care provided locally, only travelling to University Hospital in Coventry for very specialist operations.
Even then our vision would see those patients then returning to St Cross for their rehabilitation. Likewise we also want to develop specialist services at St Cross which would mean Coventry residents having
their operation at St Cross and then returning back to Coventry for their rehabilitation. NHS Foundation Trust status would provide the freedom to bring these developments to fruition much more quickly than at present.