A major strategic goal for both Aorangi Hospital and Southern Cross Hospital Palmerston North was accomplished on 1 August 2012 when the two hospitals merged to form the Southern Cross Aorangi Hospital Partnership, trading as Crest Hospital. Crest Hospital now aims to become a stronger, better, and more progressive healthcare provider, providing the very best surgical and medical care to the residents of Palmerston North and the surrounding regions.
The Hospital that Cares
Crest Hospital will provide elective surgery and related services to the people of the Central North Island. Crest Hospital will be a rewarding place to work with a culture of learning, in which specialists and staff can excel and thereby provide the highest standard of patient care.
Our Guiding Principles are:
Care: To create a friendly, caring environment with an atmosphere of trust, unity and co-operation
Respect: To demonstrate respect for patients, their families and carers, as well as each other in all aspects of our work
Ethics: To behave ethically and honestly at all times
Service: To deliver the best outcomes and highest quality service through the dedicated effort of every team member
Training: To foster the personal and professional development of all staff.
To promote innovation, continuous improvement and a culture of learning in all aspects of our work
The Strategic Goals of Crest Hospital are summarised as:
- To be recognized in the Central North Island for unsurpassed patient care, quality and value
- To provide specialists and staff with a rewarding place to work
- To operate a financially sustainable business