Better for patients
Our Ambition: Every patient contact will count for promoting health and well-being
Every year we come into contact with a significant proportion of the local population.
- 13,000 elective inpatients
- 65,000 day cases
- 65,000 emergency admissions
- 6,000 + hospital births
- 652,782 Outpatient attendances
We are well placed to influence our patients. We often have access to groups which are more likely to be suffering from preventable illnesses – health promoting initiatives aimed at these groups can contribute to wider initiatives designed to reduce inequalities. People in hospital may be more receptive to messages about promoting health and to information from healthcare professionals.
The NHS, the Trust, and its staff – we all have a responsibility to lead by example.
Read some of our Case Studies to see what we're doing to support patients in improving their health and wellebing.
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