Middlemore Hospital improves theatre utilisation from 79 to 87%.
Categories: Operating Theatre, Innovation |
Author: Matt Stewart
Posted: 20/10/2014 |
When the team at Middlemore built a new theatre suite, which
opened in February 2014, they used the opportunity to implement some exciting
innovations to improve on theatre utilisation.
Spearheading the innovation was a purpose built space, known
as “theatre central”, where teams can “huddle” and discuss priorities. Most
impressive was the development of “CapPlan”, a dashboard providing teams with
up-to-date stats on theatre, patient and emergency department status, staff
rosters and projected demand. Real time data has enabled better decision-making
on acute theatre allocation, resulting in reduced delays to theatre.
Middlemore and other participating hospital’s
innovation presentations are available to HRT members by by clicking here.
To find out more about these and other innovations from this
meeting, please email [email protected]