The sum of the parts is greater than the whole...

Sue Symington, Chair, York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

More than ever the familiar adage, ‘the sum of the parts is greater than the whole’ becomes obvious in the way in which we collectively seek to develop health services across the footprint of Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership.

Our acute trust recognises that it is only by working collectively with partners that we will be able to overcome the challenges which each of our organisations individually face: financial pressures, recruitment shortfalls, demographic changes and their associated health challenges and the rising tide of technology.

Events which bring us all together are valuable.

Opportunities to share thinking and plans and work across the footprint are essential.

Willingness to work collectively is the future of health services.

HCV Partnership plays a valuable role in creating the climate for change and endeavour in our shared objectives.

 

Sue Symington – Chair, York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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