Our vision, mission, aims and values

Our vision is…

“To develop outstanding, innovative and equitable health and social care services, ensuring excellence and value in delivery of person centred care working across both health and social care.”

Our mission is…

“To build 21st century health services for and with the Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees communities so that health inequalities reduce and well-being continuously improves.”

We also have six strategic aims…

  • Work with our patients to promote and support healthy living and self-care
  • Involve service users, carers, staff, providers, partners and the public to develop services and reduce health inequalities
  • Work in partnership to transform services and will ensure transparency through inclusion of all stakeholders to meet patient needs
  • Commission sustainable services as close to the patient’s home as possible
  • Ensure services are safe, high quality and cost effective
  • Plan and respond to the identified needs at a locality level for the residents of Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees

Our values underpin everything we believe in…

  • Patient centred services – the well-being of patients always comes first
  • Continuous improvement – recognising innovation and supporting education
  • Respect – listening to and valuing everyone’s views
  • Honesty – telling the truth and being realistic about what we can and cannot do
  • Integrity – acting in a selfless, impartial and trustworthy manner

We also champion the seven principles of the NHS Constitution.