Belfast Trust Corporate Plan 2021-2327th September 2021
Belfast Health and Social Care Trust Corporate Plan 2021-23
Belfast Trust is at the heart of our community. Our people – patients, service users, carers and staff – are the centre of Belfast Trust. The dedication, resilience, innovation and flexibility of our staff enabled our services to rise to the enormous challenges to meet the needs of our community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our priorities over the 2021-23 period are to balance the ongoing needs of people and communities affected during the pandemic and address the impact on all our services, particularly elective waiting times and lists, services for children, older people and those who have mental health needs.
Alongside these local priorities, we will work as part of the wider HSC system to deliver on improvements in urgent and emergency care, to address waiting times for surgery and outpatient appointments and to deliver the Mental Health Action Plan. Excellent progress is being made on our major investment plans which will benefit the region, with completion of our new Women’s Hospital in 2022/23 and construction beginning on our new Children’s Hospital.
Across our services, the aim of ‘delivering safe, effective and compassionate care’ has never felt more true. We are absolutely committed to meeting the needs of our population, providing the Right Care, at the Right Time and in the Right Place.
The learning from our experiences during the pandemic will continue to inform the conversation about how we can better deliver services within our community. This learning will be reflected in our next corporate plan, the timing of which will be guided by the Department of Health commitment to align health and social care planning arrangements with Programme for Government (PfG) and the next Assembly mandate.
This two year BHSCT Corporate Plan allows us to remain agile in the planning and delivery of our services as we respond to the changing needs of our patients and service users, and whilst we start to engage with you on the development of our next