Vision, mission and values

As part of the Women and Newborn Health Service (WNHS) and the wider North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS) hospital and health services network, King Edward Memorial Hospital shares both the NMHS and WNHS Vision, Mission and Values.


Our Vision

Excellence in healthcare for our community.

Our Mission

To improve, promote and protect the health and wellbeing of our patients, population and community. 

We will achieve our mission by: 
  • Providing the right care and support at the right time, and in the right place.
  • Delivering safe and high quality services.
  • Taking a whole-of-system approach - working together to do the right thing for the patient, population and community.
  • Developing seamless pathways between our hospitals and community services to improve care.
  • Strengthening partnerships to better provide services and reach the best outcomes for patients, population and community.
  • Aspiring and committing to creating a learning organisation through teaching, training and research.

Our Values

Care – is demonstrated by our commitment to ensure consideration is given to others as we work.
Respect – is demonstrated when we support the right of everyone to make choices and preserve the individual dignity of our clients and their families, carers, the community and each other.
Excellence – is demonstrated by our ability to work in partnership to improve the health of our patients, clients and community through providing high quality, accessible, integrated and safe healthcare. We believe in working in partnership with patients to improve their health.
Equity – is demonstrated when we understand the causes of differences in health and access to healthcare across different populations and that we actively work to mitigate these differences.
Integrity – is demonstrated by acting honestly and transparently, being accountable for our actions and decision-making and remaining transparent when we communicate with our stakeholders and each other.
Teamwork – is demonstrated by our willingness to accept and value the contributions made by others, ensuring our work environment is safe for everyone and we communicate respectfully and effectively at all times.
Leadership – is demonstrated by leading by example and by motivating and inspiring us to grow, develop and excel.

NMHS Strategic Plan 2017-2021 

The NMHS Board has set five core strategies that it believes will deliver the best outcomes for our patients and the best working environment for our employees: 
  1. Strive for better patient health outcomes by continuously improving clinical excellence.
  2. Further develop centres of excellence to retain a strong teaching, training, research and innovation focus.
  3. Strengthen our engagement and partnership with patients, carers, staff and our community.
  4. Enable, empower and engage our workforce.
  5. Enhance our clinical services through professional and efficient corporate support.

Further information on these strategies can be found in the NMHS Strategic Plan 2017-2021.


Our Vision 

Excellence in healthcare for women, infants and their families.

Our Mission 

To improve, promote and protect the health and wellbeing of women, infants and their families.

Our Values 

Excellence,  Leadership,  Integrity,  Teamwork,  Respect.


  1. Clinical excellence and improved health care outcomes.
  2. Centres of excellence. 
  3. Engage carers, consumers, clinicians and community.
  4. Effective supports to enable best practice, next generation care. 
  5. Enable and empower our people.