Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust Selects Newton for Theatre Utilisation Improvement Project
Friday, 11 June 2010 00:00
Targeting £1.6m of annualised savings through increasing and optimising theatre utilisation at the Trust’s two hospital sites. OXFORD, June 10 2010 – Newton, Europe’s leading operational and financial improvement specialist, today announced that Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust, a leading Trust that is based across two hospital sites in Surrey, has chosen Newton to deliver improvements in their theatre utilisation. The project, which forms part of the Trust’s mission to continually improve their clinical, financial and operational performance in their theatres, is to increase utilisation and optimisation while delivering £1.6m per annum of savings.
Newton plans to identify and deliver the Trust’s targeted savings by supporting the Trust team across multiple avenues that will involve; increasing in-session utilisation, which will include reducing late starts, turnarounds and early finishes; increasing session uptake; reducing patient cancelations whilst optimising patient attendance and experience, as well as reducing lost time; improving procedure effectiveness; and implementing information systems bespoke to the Trust to sustain and underpin the results delivered.
“Newton has worked on many theatre utilisation improvement projects that have typically saved each NHS Trust between £1-2m p.a. of recurring savings. Recently we completed a similar project at Northampton General Hospital that saved over £1m p.a.” said Andrew Hawes, Director at Newton. “We are delighted that Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust selected Newton as the best people for the job. We are confident that we will exceed the project’s target savings and hope to achieve around £2m” he added.