Long history of R.T.T failure in orthopaedics
No local clinician engagement
Loss of work to the private sector
Trauma commitments impacting elective lists
WHAT DID WE DO?
Set up a local group of orthopaedic consultants
Agreed in sourcing contract to flexibly use excess capacity (theatres and beds) at two hospital sites
From 0 to 100 patients operated on pcm
Over 250 people (nurses, physios, surgeons, anaesthetists, healthcare assistants and admin) engaged in
WHAT DID WE ACHIEVE?
30% reduction in total number of patients waiting
10% R.T.T improvement
50% reduction in total number of incomplete pathways
Patient satisfaction >95%
Significantly improved relationships between clinicians and hospital management
Allowed NHS Trust to repatriate work from private sector