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We are one of the largest trusts in the North West. We provide a full range of general hospital services to 390,000 people in Preston, Chorley and South Ribble, and our mission is always provide excellent care with compassion.

Our strategic objectives are to provide outstanding healthcare to our local communities, to offer a range of high quality specialist services to patients in Lancashire and South Cumbria and to drive innovation through world class education, training and research.

We currently provide a range of specialist services including neurosurgery and neurology, oncology, renal and specialist mobility services to 1.5m patients across the area. We have recently expanded our range of specialist services and have been established as the major trauma centre for Lancashire and South Cumbria in 2012 and recently a designated vascular centre.

We consider the safety of patients to be our number one priority and as such we strive for a continual reduction in patient harm.  Our ambition includes an explicit intention to not only reduce but also eliminate avoidable harm where possible.

This plan, in conjunction with the Safety and Quality Strategy 2014 – 2017, describes the actions we will undertake in response to the Sign up to Safety initiative, committing to reducing avoidable harm by 50% over the next 3 years. 

By Signing up to Safety, we are committed to listening to patients, carers and staff, learning from what they say when things go wrong and take action to improve patient’s safety helping to ensure patients receive harm free care every time, everywhere.

Sign up to Safety Strategy [doc] 2MB