There are five values that all staff – everyone from porters, physiotherapists, nurses, cleaning assistance to secretaries, consultants, healthcare assistant and phlebotomists – are expected to demonstrate:
Person Centred and Safe - Our focus is on delivering high quality, safe and person focussed care through teamwork and continuous improvement.
Professional - We will be open and honest, efficient and act as role models for our teams and our communities.
Responsive - We will be action oriented and respond positively to feedback.
Friendly - We will be welcoming to all, treat people with respect and dignity and value others as individuals.
Progressive - We will constantly seek to improve and transform the way we work, to ensure that our services respond to the changing needs of our communities.
We live our values everyday in the work we do with patients, visitors and colleagues. Some of the ways we show them are:
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust is one of 23 Exemplar sites in England sponsored by NHSE. As well as honouring our hospital's values, The People Promise is a promise we must all make to each other – to work together to improve the experience of working in the NHS for everyone. The 7 domains that make up our People Promise have come from those who work in the NHS - people in different healthcare roles and organisations have made it clear what matters most to them, and what would make the greatest difference in improving their experience in the workplace.
We are compassionate and inclusive: We do not tolerate any form of discrimination, bullying or violence. We are open and inclusive. We make the NHS a place where we all feel we belong.
We are recognised and rewarded: A simple thank you for our day-to-day work, formal recognition for our dedication, and fair salary for our contribution.
We each have a voice that counts: We all feel safe and confident to speak up: And we take the time to really listen - to understand the hopes and fears that lie behind the words.
We are safe and healthy: We look after ourselves and each other. Wellbeing is our business and our priority - and if we are unwell, we are supported to get the help we need. We have what we need to deliver the best possible care - from clean safe spaces to rest in, to the right technology.
We are always learning: Opportunities to learn and develop are plentiful, and we are all supported to reach our potential. We have equal access to opportunities. We attract, develop and retain talented people from all backgrounds.
We work flexibly: We do not have to sacrifice our family, our friends or our interests for work. We have predictable and flexible working patterns - and, if we do need to take time off, we are supported to do so.
We are a team: We are one huge, diverse and growing team, united by a desire to provide the very best care. We learn from each other, support each other and take time to celebrate successes.
Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.