‘Winter bed pressures’ are no longer a three month phenomenon. The pressures of increasing demand can go on all year resulting in an unacceptable level of cancellations. Many organisations are having to turn away patients several times each year. Others find that excessive emergency admissions tip them into breaching their waiting list targets and having to pay penalties.
Another problem is over compensating by spending more than is necessary to fix the problem. This wastes cash needed elsewhere in the Trust or can push it into deficit.
Checklist Bed Manager will tell you where you are likely to hit problems with admissions or penalties. It will help you prepare a plan which avoids these problems and saves you unnecessary spend.
Click here to find out more about Checklist Bed Manager