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Health professionals at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) are asking for local people to help to develop the Trust’s strategy for the next five years.

The organisation will soon launch a ‘listening exercise’, which will include a series of events as well as a survey with the aim of understanding and considering the views of patients, partners and the wider public as it develops its strategy for 2022 to 27.

DBTH is one of Yorkshire’s leading acute NHS trusts serving a population of more than 440,000 across South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and the surrounding areas and provides NHS services from Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Bassetlaw Hospital in Worksop, from Montagu Hospital in Mexborough as well as a number of community based clinics.

Chief Executive, Richard Parker OBE, said: “As we develop our plans for our hospitals for the next five years, we want to make sure everybody has a voice. The last year has shown us how the NHS sits at the heart of every community and we want to understand what is important to our patients, our colleagues who deliver care and treatment, and the partners we work with each and every day.

The Trust first published its previous Strategic Direction (2017 to 2022) in September 2017, with a revision in 2019 to reflect developments at the time.

The document included objectives in every area of the Trust’s operations, in-line with its mission to be a leading partner in health and social care across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw, working with patients, partners and the public to maintain and improve the delivery of high quality integrated care. Many of the objectives have been met in spite of the extreme challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Richard continues: “Throughout June and July we will appeal to our communities to ensure that your voice is reflected within our new strategy. Ultimately, we want to continue doing the things we do well, improve on things that could be better and, ultimately, meet the needs of those we serve, delivering the highest standards of hospital care as deserving of the people of Doncaster and Bassetlaw.”

In the coming weeks, the Trust wants to hear from patients, colleagues, partners and the public. The listening exercise will include an online survey, discussion events and focus groups, with more information, as well as details on how to get involved available here: Individuals can also or email the Trust at