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Corporate Strategy

Together, putting patients first

Mission: to provide safe healthcare, of the highest quality, at all times

Together, putting patients first is Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s strategy for 2013-2018. It outlines our ambitions for the coming years, recognising the challenging environment the NHS as a whole faces. During this period we will ensure that patients are at the centre of all that we do and that our services support the needs of our population.

Most people will recognise us through our hospital sites at Bradford Royal Infirmary, St Luke’s Hospital, Westbourne Green, Westwood Park, Shipley Community Hospital and Eccleshill Community Hospital. We also provide other services in the community (doctors, nurses, midwives and physiotherapists) and at various locations, ranging from GP practices to other neighbouring hospitals in Airedale, Halifax and Huddersfield.

We have a clear mission to deliver safe healthcare of the highest quality at all times for all our patients. We are committed to looking and learning from the experiences of others to ensure that our healthcare is consistently of the highest quality and responsive to the needs of our patients, families and carers.

We have a large and active Foundation Trust membership base and an excellent reputation for education and research. We recognise the diversity and specific health needs of our local and regional population, and this strategy is designed to ensure we work both internally and with partners to put the needs of our patients first.

Our Values

We have set out below, our core values as an organisation – those statements that will remain absolutely fundamental to what we do regardless of the political, social or economic context.

We Care – we ensure that patients are at the centre of all that we do, with each patient treated as an individual and involved in decisions about their care. We recognise the diversity of our patients and respond with kindness to their needs, listening carefully and communicating clearly.

We Value People – we recognise that we can only deliver excellent care by working together. This means striving towards equality, valuing diversity and recognising the positive contributions made by staff, volunteers, patients and carers. We support our staff to do the best job they can, nurturing leadership and talent and rewarding achievement.

We Strive for Excellence – we aspire to be the best that we can be, continuously learning, seeking out new treatments and ways to care, putting us at the forefront of clinical practice. We value creativity, innovation and curiosity and seek to work with partners delivering excellent care.

We Make Every Penny Count – we are open and accountable for how we use public money, using evidence to make investments where we know it adds the most value for patients. At the same time we continually look to work more efficiently and effectively, ensuring that your money is well spent.

The Trust's corporate strategy describes our aims for the next 5 years.