Our vision and values

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust is guided by five strategic objectives which combine to form the overall ‘vision’ for the organisation.

Complementing this are our ‘values’, a set of individual behaviours that we wish to project amongst our workforce in order to deliver effective care for all.

Our vision: Caring for Walsall together

We recently revised our vision to be “Caring for Walsall together” to reflect our ambition for safe integrated care, delivered in partnership with social care, mental health, public health and associated charitable and community organisations.

It is underpinned by five strategic objectives which are to:

  • Provide Safe, high-quality care; We will deliver excellent quality of care as measured by an outstanding CQC rating by 2022
  • Care at Home; We will host the integration of Walsall together partners, addressing health inequalities and delivering care closer to home
  • Work Closely with Partners; We will deliver sustainable best practice in secondary care, through working with partners across the Black Country and West Birmingham System
  • Value our Colleagues; We will be an inclusive organisation which lives our organisational values without exception
  • Use Resources Well; We will deliver optimum value by using our resources efficiently and responsibly

Our values: Upholding what’s important to us as a Trust

As well as revising our vision, we engaged with colleagues to agree the values and individual behaviours that we wish to project in our working environments.

Respect

“We are open, transparent and honest, and treat everyone with dignity and respect”

  • I appreciate others and treat them courteously with regard for their wishes, beliefs and rights
  • I understand my behaviour has an impact on people and strive to ensure that my contact with them is positive
  • I embrace and promote equality and fairness. I value diversity and understand and accept our differences. I am mindful of others in all that I do.

Compassion

“We value people and behave in a caring, supportive and considerate way”

  • I treat everyone with compassion. I take time to understand people’s needs, putting them at the heart of my actions
  • I actively listen so I can empathise with others and include them in decisions that affect them
  • I recognise that people are different and I take time to truly understand the needs of others
  • I am welcoming, polite and friendly to all.

Professionalism

“We are proud of what we do and are motivated to make improvements, develop and grow”

  • I take ownership and have a ‘can-do’ attitude. I take pride in what I do and strive for high standards
  • I don’t blame others. I seek feedback and learn from mistakes to make changes to help me achieve excellence in everything I do
  • I act safely and empower myself and others to provide high quality, effective patient-centred services.

Teamwork

“We understand that to achieve the best outcomes we must work in partnership with others”

  • I value all people as individuals, recognising that everyone has a part to play and can make a difference
  • I use my skills and experience effectively to bring out the best in everyone else
  • I work in partnership with people across all communities and organisations.