The patient is the reason for the existence of the organisation, which has no life, no purpose and no value without them. This makes the patient the most important person. We consider patients to be experts by experience. The experience of a patient’s loved ones, carer or family and friends clearly plays a significant part in the patient’s wellbeing.
Our staff are proud of the high quality of services we provide. Our patients and their families frequently tell us how much they appreciate the care they received. But we know we can always do better.
As a Board, we are committed to fulfil our responsibilities to hold our organisation to account for improving the quality and responsiveness of services, and to demonstrate this accountability to our local communities. Plus, improving services for patients is the right thing to do and the reason most NHS staff do their job so passionately.