Patient flow is a priority for many hospitals. Rapid access to a hospital bed is important for the safety of sick patients. Meeting daily demand for admissions is a challenge faced by all NHS organisations with an inpatient bed base. Achievement of the 4 hour A&E wait target is put at risks when patients breach whilst awaiting a bed.
Through our Improvement Academy, the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN have worked with partners to implement operational management tools such as Visual Hospital and Plan for Every Patient.
Building on the learning and our experience of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust, who demonstrated a 30% reduction in length of stay on medical wards, we are now working with members to systematically introduce the same tools into their location.
Click here to see our case study impact report.