What matters to you? Goals of Care at SALHN

At SALHN, our aim is to have patients (families and carers) and clinicians working together to co-design their goals of care.

We want to ask, ‘What matters to you?’ and for you to feel comfortable to share ‘What matters to you?’ with us.

This practice will ensure person centred and high-quality care continues to be delivered for and in partnership with all members of the southern community, for both now and into the future. 

We want to develop a shared understanding of:

  • Your goals for their health care in the short-, medium- and long-term
  • Your clinical situation, including diagnosis, treatment options and clinical goals
  • Your values, needs and preferences about health and care
  • Your expectations about the care episode and treatment outcomes

Why share 'what matters to you' with us?

Research shows that meaningful connections between clinicians and patients lead to more inclusive health care decisions, care strategies, personalised communication, and trust.

This contributes to better care outcomes for you.

Sharing what matters to you with your health care team will empower you to be involved in your care journey.

Resources - learn more

'What matters to you' information sheet 450KB  
Read this document to gain insight into the 'what matters to you?' conversation and what it could include for you.

Guide to 'What matters to you?' conversations 526KB
This resource is designed to provide you with some handy tips to start the ‘What matters to you? conversation.