A NEW 'organisation vision' has been launched for Wirral University Teaching Hospital (WUTH) this week.

In response to the Long Term Plan from NHS England and challenges facing the organisation, hospital bosses are aiming to create a positive future by bringing staff, patients and community partners closer together.

The Long Term Plan, also referred to as the NHS 10-Year Plan, was published in January 2019 and outlines the priorities for healthcare over the next 10 years.

It also explains how the £20.5 billion per year, pledged by the Prime Minister in 2018, will be used over the next five years.

WUTH chief executive Janelle Holmes said: “The NHS Long Term Plan clearly highlights the importance of health and social care organisations working closely together.

“Delivering the best quality and safest care cannot be done alone.

"It is teamwork that will get us the right outcomes for the communities we serve.

“Here at Wirral hospitals, this means all staff supporting each other to achieve our shared ambitions.

"Outside of the hospitals and the communities we serve it’s about working more effectively with other providers across the health and social care sector.”

WUTH say it is also acting on the feedback from more than 2,500 staff, patients and visitors, pledging that it will deliver the 'best quality' and 'safest care' to the community.

It is also underpinning the new WUTH Vision is a set of four core values which include: caring for everyone; respect for all; embracing teamwork; committed to improvement.

Ms Holmes added: “This is about creating a shared promise to our patients and bringing people together with the common goal of providing quality care in our NHS.

“We want patients and their families to be clear about the commitments we have made and for them to challenge us if we don’t meet them.

“Our new Vision and Values are now clearly displayed across Arrowe Park and Clatterbridge hospitals and they will be fully embraced by everyone who works for the organisation.

“I would like to thank the many people who took part in our surveys and provided such valuable feedback over the past few months.

“Whether staff, patients or public; this input has helped to set us on the right path to creating a brighter future for patients and staff.”