Through our theatre programme in T&O, General Surgery, Urology, ENT, Max Fax and Gynaecology we have focused on rapidly increasing in-session productivity and efficiency across the Trusts theatre provision.
The aim was to establish, implement and deliver a significant £2.4M theatre efficiency programme in Trauma and Orthopaedics (T&O). This would be achieved through improving ‘in-session’ efficiencies, increasing case-mix and changing individual surgeon list templates.
Given the Trust’s challenging financial position and significant variance of T&O performance to 2015/16 financial plan, this programme was needed to give them the necessary tools to get back on track. Ensuring savings identified in T&O theatres was a real priority.
Once the Four Eyes diagnostic review was complete, 5 specialties were chosen for our first wave of implementation. After the success of this implementation the Trust has commissioned Four Eyes to develop demand & capacity models for the hospital’s outpatient clinics.