Our purpose & goals
The core business of the Northern Trust is to deliver high quality, appropriate, effective and accessible health and social care services for people in our area, that are efficient and represent value for money.
Our principal objectives
We have set a number of principal objectives for the next three years. Underpinning these objectives is a commitment to delivering quality, person-centred services. That commitment is reinforced by our mission statement, 'to provide for all, the quality of service we expect for our families and ourselves' and our Trust Values.
Everyone in the Trust is expected to contribute to achieving these objectives and performance is measured through an accountability framework supported by directorate and service plans and individual performance review.
The principal objectives are:
To provide safe and effective care
To create a culture of continuous improvement to maintain quality and access standards
To use all of our resources wisely
To build a strong management culture with effective leadership and teams that deliver
Involving service users, carers and communities in all we do
Listen to partners and other stakeholders to improve and develop services
Our Trust Values
The Northern Health and Social Care Trust is committed to the following core values:
- Patients/clients first
Everything we do in the organisation is ultimately for the benefit of our patients and clients.
We will be recognised for the provision of safe, high quality, continually improving services.
- How we do business
We treat each other, our services users, carers and external partners with respect, dignity, honesty and humanity.
Our Corporate Plan 2011 - 2014 provides detail in relation to our planning context, corporate goals, strategic objectives and action plan and the Trust's Governance and Assurance Framework.
Page last updated:14 January 2013