At Exeter Hospital relationship based care is the philosophical and operational framework that guides all patient encounters. This model recognizes that healthcare is provided through relationships. The activities of care are organized around the needs and priorities of patients and their families.

All care practices visibly demonstrate the mission and values of the organization, including those of clinician and staff members from all disciplines, departments and services.

We believe that each individual has a right to ask questions and make informed choices for their health and future. The nurse's primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group or community. The nurse promotes, advocates for and strives to protect the health, safety and rights of the patient.