Our Purpose & Activities
We are a centre of excellence for health care in the South West in a number of fields as well as one of the largest hospital trusts in the UK with an annual turnover of £532 million. Of this approximately £450 million comes from the three principal clinical commissioning groups of Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire and for specialist services commissioned by NHS England for direct patient care. Further income is also received from other NHS commissioner organisations and for purposes other than direct patient care.
Our commitment is that each patient is treated with respect and dignity and, most importantly of all, as a person. We aim to deliver excellent clinical outcomes and a great experience for everyone who uses our services: exceptional healthcare, personally delivered. We treat some of the most difficult medical conditions, in an increasingly complex patient population. Our vision is to be the provider of choice for patients needing our specialist care. We want to deliver innovative services with excellent clinical outcomes in the most appropriate setting for our patients.
For 2016/17 and beyond the Trust Board signed up to focussing on eight key strategic themes that were designed to address the challenges facing the Trust. In addition, the Board wanted to focus on providing services for our patients which were safely delivered with an enhanced experience and made progress on meeting the constitutional standards. There was recognition of the need to have a stable workforce, with much less dependency on agency staff, and for sustainable service delivery all within controlled finances.