Our new five year strategy for ULHT has been published, and our ambitions and the actions that underlie them are already underway and have been for some time.
This strategy means something to everyone, because it’s about our patients and their care, our services and the future of our staff. It’s about how we create and sustain great services and care and how we ensure vibrant and dynamic hospital sites.
It also incorporates our workforce plans and the extensive work that’s going on to improve our recruitment processes, staff retention initiatives and changing the skill mix within teams to benefit both our staff and patients.
Up to now, 2021 is the term we have used to describe our vision for the future of ULHT. But it’s much more than a date, our journey to excellence will take a number of years with 2021 just a milestone on that journey.
Our vision is to provide excellent specialist care to the people of Lincolnshire, and collaborate with our local partners to prevent or reduce the need for people to be dependent upon our services.
To ensure the delivery of our vision, we have shaped our ambitions with our staff, volunteers, patients and key stakeholders. We want to be aspirational, celebrate the talented staff that we have, and be recognised for learning and improving together.
To demonstrate how we will deliver our vision, we have set the following four ambitions:
- Our patients – providing consistently safe, responsive, high quality care.
- Our services – providing efficient, effective and financially sustainable services.
- Our people – providing services by staff who demonstrate our values and behaviours.
- Our system partners – providing seamless integrated care with our partners.
Our key objectives and the measures we have developed to get us there can be seen in the table below: