USERS of George Eliot Hospital are being urged to hold it and those who work there to account.
The Nuneaton NHS Trust has this week launched a brand new vision.
At a special event, staff at George Eliot Hospital made a public commitment to local people through a new set of core values for the organisation.
The Trust’s new approach was developed by hundreds of employees through a series of focus groups held over several months.
They represent the high quality of care that staff feel patients should expect and that they want to deliver.
More than 300 employees attended the launch event and 70 of them signed up to be ‘values champions’, whose role will be to promote and embed the values throughout the organisation.
The launch of the vision and values comes at a time when the Trust is looking to partner with another organisation in order to secure the long-term future of health care at the hospital and in the local area.
It is not yet known whether it will be a private or NHS Body as it forges ahead with its bid for Foundation Trust status.
Chief executive Kevin McGee said that he, and everyone at the Trust,was committed to ensuring quality of care stayed key.
“It is a time of great change for the Trust and the launch of these vision and values are about letting people know that whatever direction the Trust takes, these will remain our core principles and we are committed to providing the highest standards of care to the local community,” he said.
The Trust’s Board of Directors showed their commitment by signing a board displaying the vision and values which will be displayed at the main entrance to the hospital.
The launch was accompanied by an event promoting healthcare and services available for staff, to boost morale and staff well-being.
Mr McGee added: “Our staff are our biggest asset and as a Board, we want them to know how much we value them.
“The vision and values have been devised by our staff and reflect the way they want to perform as a team to enhance patient care and the direction they want to see the organisation moving in.
“I urge every member of staff to support these values, demonstrate them through their work and behaviours, and I would invite local people and patients to hold each of us to account for them.” The Trust’s core vision spells out the word ‘EXCEL’.
Its principles are as follows:
* Effective open communication.
* eXcellence in all that we do.
* Challenge but support.
* Expect respect and dignity
* Local healthcare that inspires confidence.