Vision, Mission and Objectives

Our vision is to be a national and international leader in healthcare

We will ensure that all our patients receive the very best care possible and so our ambition is to provide care that compares with the best, not only in the UK but also the rest of the world.

Our mission is to Care, Achieve and Innovate

Our focus is on providing and improving quality of care which includes patient experience, safety and outcomes. At the same time embracing innovation to deliver enhanced productivity and improved services. As such as our mission is to Care, Achieve and Innovate.

Our Objectives

In order to deliver our mission, we will focus on five specific priorities:

  1. Deliver the safest care and excellence in patient experience
  2. Be a model employer
  3. Be a leader in operational performance
  4. Lead the integration of care pathways for the populations we serve
  5. Be a front runner in research, innovation and education
  6. Achieve financial sustainability

Our Values

Our seven values reflect what is important to us and have been developed by our staff to reflect the culture we want to live and are aligned to the NHS Constitution. We use our UHCW Improvement methodology described in our strategic objectives to deliver our values.

UHCW NHS Trust valuesCompassion
We treat everyone with courtesy and compassion.

We act with openness, honesty and integrity in all we do.

We take pride in all we do and aspire to do.

We work in partnership to deliver and improve the services we provide for our patients.

We are open to change and seek to innovate to improve what we do.

We see education, research and learning as central to improvement.

We treat everyone with respect and dignity.


Each value has a set of core behaviours attached to them, as well as core behaviours for leaders. You can read these here.