- Created: Friday, 09 August 2019 16:43
- Last Updated: Thursday, 12 December 2019 12:16
Over the last few months, as an executive team, we have weighed up a number of options to respond to the sustained increase in demand for services. Over summer we usually see a reduction in patients requiring urgent and emergency care but not this year and we think this will continue.
I am acutely aware of the additional pressure this puts on colleagues across the Trust and patients are potentially not receiving the high level of care that I know we all want to deliver. Not only this, the way we deliver some services are costly and a poor use of resources and this undermines our ability to meet some of our constitutional targets, like those for elective care. We have explored, and continue to explore, a range of options, including with partners such as BMI and CareRooms.