Our Strategic Direction

Pyramid and coloured boxes with text explaining our strategic direction


Providing outstanding integrated care


Making a difference to people's lives


Putting people first, being positive, taking ownership, respecting others and listening, learning and improving


Skilled and valued staff working in a culture of appreciation, compassion and continuos improvement


Specialist care, education and research, general hospital care and care close to home

Strategic objectives

Valuing our people, delivering safe, high quality services, providing services in a sustainable way and working with partners across our communities

Our improvement priorities - Creating an improvement culture

Valuing our people

  • Increasing nursing and clinical professions capacity
  • Incresing medical capacity

Delivering safe, high quality services

  • Reducing harm events
  • Securing regulatory commpliance

Providing services in a sustainable way

  • Reducing patient time in beds
  • Fully utilising key assets (e.g. theatres and imaging)
  • Changing the outpatient model
  • Tactical investment in digital

Working with partners across our communities

  • Improving the community interface
  • Optimising peninsula services
  • Integrating services

Our top three improvement challenges:

  • Reduce avoidable admissions of frail elderly patients by seven per day
  • Increase scanner and theatre- session utilisation to 85%
  • Reduce outpatient routine follow-up appointments physically seen in hospital setting by 35%


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Download our strategy Healthier Lives: Making a Difference
Our strategy for the next five years 2019 - 2024

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