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Our Trust values express our long term commitment to a certain way of doing things.

Why do we need values?

Writing down the values of the Trust, making them part of our culture and demonstrating them throughout the organisation helps us develop a shared way of acting – not just in what we do but also how we do it. This has an impact on how we care for our patients, how we interact with each other and how we make decisions. 

How were these values decided?

Established in 2006, our values were identified by consulting representatives from all areas of the hospital, feedback from staff, the Board, Members’ Council and the Trust Joint Staff Committee and they were already being demonstrated by staff. Since then, we have been working to embed them in the way we do things.

How are the values used?

The values are a key part of everything we do as an organisation, from being included in staff job descriptions and in our publications, through to our work on staff development and performance management.

Soledad Runas, housekeeper

I do my best to keep the ward clean, that’s why I’m here, to look after the patients and keep them free from infection.

Soledad Runas, housekeeper