Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport Jeane Freeman was at Ninewells this week to hear about NHS Tayside’s performance in 2017-18.
Ms Freeman met with senior clinicians, managers and staff side representatives before attending the public event at which NHS Tayside Chairman John Brown discussed the Board’s activity and performance as well as its aims, objectives and priorities over the next three years.
Staff and members of the public also had the opportunity to pose questions to Ms Freeman, John Brown and Chief Executive Grant Archibald during the session which was held in the Gannochy Trust Lecture Theatre at Ninewells.
Presenting NHS Tayside’s performance over the past year, John said, “NHS Tayside has faced a demanding year but thanks to the efforts of staff, improvements are under way and the organisation is now better placed to be able to respond to the challenges which all Health Boards across Scotland are facing.
“Compared to last year, improvements are evident in financial management, leadership, governance and planning and, crucially, partnership working with our colleagues and partners in integration joint boards, local authorities, Scottish Government, universities and all our stakeholders.
“We are now working hard to build on these achievements in our three-year Transforming Tayside plan which has been developed jointly by clinicians and managers.”
NHS Tayside’s aims for the next three year period as part of the Transforming Tayside programme are:
- Better Health – We will improve everyone’s health and wellbeing by promoting and supporting healthier lives and reducing health inequalities
- Better Care – We will improve the quality and access to care and improve patient and service user experience
- Better Workplace – We will have a valued and diverse workforce who are well informed and appropriately trained, can access development opportunities and have a strong voice throughout the organisation
- Better Value – We will make the most effective use of all of our resources