We recognise that critical illness can affect anyone at any time. Our purpose is to provide and maintain a high standard of care for our patients, and support their family and friends through what is often an emotional and challenging time.
Our care is based on the belief that all patients, relatives and friends are individuals, with their own cultural, social, personal and spiritual needs, which we will seek to respect, support and value.
Our goal, as far as possible, is to enable each individual to be restored to their optimum level of health and wellbeing. Where recovery is not possible, our aim is for peaceful and dignified death, where patients' and relatives' wishes are acknowledged and taken into consideration by the team involved.
As a specialist team, we will take opportunities to keep up to date with changes and developments in current practice, and maintain a broad range of skills ensuring appropriate use of resources. We recognise that part of this process involves the establishment of good relationships within the hospital and community and with other care providers including social services and other local and national bodies.
Fundamental to our practice is the recognition that good communication, support and dignity in care are necessary in order to promote a sense of wellbeing for patients, their families and our staff.