Checklist Case Studies

Leeds Teaching Hospital

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest Trusts in the country employing 16,000 staff, it has two large A&E departments, and an annual income of £1 billion. It serves an immediate population of 780,000 and a regional population of 5.4 million. It operates across seven different hospital sites and has 168 different clinical services. Read more …

Winter Beds

With five main hospital sites and 1,600 beds, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London is one of the UK’s largest hospital trusts. The trust has recently used Checklist Bed Manager to model the seasonal volatility in demand for beds and to identify the optimum number and allocation of beds through the year. As a result the Trust has been able to control both last minute expenditure on beds and cancelled operations. Read more …

‘Right-sizing’ the waiting list

The Acute Trust and CCGs in Worcestershire needed to understand how much extra activity to plan for in their bid for government resilience funding. With the deadline only days away, Checklist modelled 19 specialties including outpatients, diagnostics and admitted patients and submitted a final report within three working days. Read more …

Strategic reduction in waiting times

The Provincial Government of Saskatchewan in Canada decided that it would reduce waiting times from over a year to 3 months. It gave itself three years to achieve this with a plan that would make sure the achievement was permanent. Both the government and the individual hospitals used Checklist to do this and, in their words, Checklist was “pivotal to the success of this program”. Read more …

The cost of bed blockers

NHS Forth Valley knew that patients were not being discharged on time but did not know just how expensive this was. Using Checklist Bed Manager they could model what the hospital would look like if each individual patient were to be discharged on, or near to, their “ready for discharge date”. Now, with a detailed understanding of the cost of delayed discharges, they can negotiate badly needed solutions with the local social service departments. Read more …