Page last updated at 15:04 GMT, Sunday, 30 November 2008

Hospital held up as success story

An initiative to improve efficiency at Chippenham Community Hospital is being used as a tool to help other areas of the NHS.

The hospital piloted a programme which cut the time staff spent in meetings so they could concentrate on patient care.

It has led to better efficiency in the stroke rehabilitation ward, minor injuries ward, and x-ray department.

The Wiltshire hospital is featured in a new booklet as one of "10 reasons to be proud of the NHS".

Staff made extensive changes to help streamline their working day, such as the introduction of a daily timetable for each inpatient which detailed their care so patients did not have to go over the same information numerous times with different staff.

Managing Director of Wiltshire Community Health Services, Jenny Barker, said: "Staff have worked incredibly hard to become more efficient in their day-to-day working over the last year.

"They've been determined to make challenging changes to the way they work and we're thrilled with the progress they've made."

The initiative was part of the Productive Community Hospitals programme run by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

The hospital's success story is also being featured on a DVD which will used to help enhance patient care at other community hospitals.



Print Sponsor


SEE ALSO
Maternity unit gets 61K upgrade
05 Oct 08 |  Wiltshire
Staff move closes hospital unit
09 Dec 05 |  Wiltshire

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific