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Our vision and values

New five-year strategy: First for our patients, staff and the future (2021-2026)

The Trust has launched its new five-year strategy – First for our patients, staff and the future.

To launch the new strategy, we have created a short animation which summarises the strategy, our future direction and how we will get there. 

Please watch the short animation below. 


Please read the full strategy here.

Built on the foundations of the previous strategy, it sets the direction of the organisation over the next five years. It has had input and feedback from a broad range of people who helped shape it, both in the Trust and more widely.

Since we published the last strategy the Trust has changed a lot. We are no longer just a hospital; we now work across two hospitals, a wide range of community locations, in people’s own homes, in a GP surgery and in a reablement unit in a care home, where we offer temporary care after you are discharged from hospital. There is also no doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the landscape of how we work and what we need to do to recover and repair many of our services affected by it. 

Powered by our updated FIRST Trust values of fairness, inclusivity, respect, safety and teamwork, the new strategy has three equal ambitions: 

 First for stamps with people

The strategy clearly sets out these future ambitions and how we are going to achieve them in order to meet our vision to deliver the best quality and safest care for our community.

Our future direction 

Future visions graphic NEW

Our Trust values 

Our First values are the guiding principles and behaviours which run through our organisation and will help us deliver our vision and ambitions in the right way. We will use them to always strive to improve the services we provide to our community and the way that we work as a team and with our partners.

FIRST Trust values