Objectives, values and strategy

Our values


  • Speak up and share concerns
  • Communicate clearly and simply
  • Take responsibility
  • Consider communication style
  • Work as a team
  • Share feedback
  • Show empathy and understanding
  • Be respectful, kind and supportive
  • Make positive changes
  • Be honest and open
  • Respect others
  • Empower others to succeed
  • Accept and value everyone
  • Embrace diversity
  • Call out all discrimination


Our objectives and strategy

Our ambition to help people live healthier, happier lives

Over the last few years, the NHS has changed dramatically. From responding to Covid-19 and experiencing exceptional levels of demand, to working more closely with our partners across health and social care.

In response to this new landscape, the Trust has refreshed its strategy. The ambitious plans have been developed through feedback from staff at all levels of the organisation, partners and members of the public. This wider involvement has enabled the Trust to consider priorities, challenges and opportunities which have been incorporated into five big moves, which underpin the strategy.

  • Be a very flexible employer
  • Supporting Domiciliary Care
  • Lead the NHS in carbon reduction
  • Embed prevention in every service
  • Home First supported by technology and collaboration

These big moves will help SWFT to create healthier, happier lives. Delivering these big moves will be through organisational plans and measured as part of annual objectives.


Our estates strategy

Our Estates Strategy Summary Document for 2022/23 can be downloaded here.

Support for Refugees

The Trust is built on desire to help and care for people. For any refugees arriving in England, you will be able to access NHS healthcare free of charge and our Trust will be a safe and welcoming place.

In response to the devastation taking place in Ukraine we are continuing to work with the Department of Health to identify surplus medical equipment and supplies to transport to areas in need.

Thank you to our compassionate staff who are continuing to offer support and coordinate donations to help the people that need it.

If you'd like to show your support for Ukraine and its people, there are several charities which are working to donate goods, supplies and humanitarian aid to the country. Below are some examples: