Our strategy

Our strategy

Our five-year strategy describes our vision for the future – to be recognised as an excellent provider of health and care services, and a great place to work.

All organisations need to understand how well they are doing, so that they can develop and improve their services in the future.

Developing a strategic vision helps give us a picture of what we want our organisation to look like in the longer-term.

Our ‘For a Better Bolton’ strategic vision sets out the things we need to do to make that vision a reality for a better Bolton.

Our vision describes what we hope that future will look like.  We have six big ambitions that describe what we will do over the next five years.

Our 2019-2024 five-year strategy defines our future and has been created around six core ambitions:

Everyone who comes to our hospital has a right to receive good quality, safe treatment. By 2024, we want to be in the top 10% of hospitals for quality of patient care and we will do this by:

  • Reducing deaths in hospital
  • Reducing harm in hospital
  • Making sure everyone has a good experience in hospital
  • Helping our staff improve services

To provide high quality care, we need brilliant people. Our staff are our greatest asset, and over the next five years, we will do more to support everyone to be the best that they can be.

We will provide opportunities for staff to develop new skills and we will work closely with local education providers to train the next generation of healthcare workers.

It is vitally important for us to plan how we use our money to provide the best care.

To do this, we will identify opportunities to organise our services differently to make savings, as well as finding ways to increase our income to help us to reinvest in services.

Developing our estate is a key priority for the next five years. We want to make sure that we make the best use of the space that we have, and to use it to make a positive contribution to our local communities.

We will develop and publish an Estates Masterplan which will describe our vision for the future.

The people who have frequent contact with services across the health and social care system tell us that it be confusing and difficult to navigate.

To address this, we have worked with our partners across Bolton to establish an Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) to deliver more joined-up care to our population.

Over the next five years, we will co-design new models of care and work with our communities to support people to stay well for longer.

To better provide all of the services and support that our population and staff require, we need to work collaboratively with our partners across Greater Manchester. Together, we will:

  • Improve clinical services for our patients
  • Provide resilient clinical support services in areas such as radiology and pathology
  • Strengthen education and training
  • Lead in innovation and research