Liverpool Women’s Hospital
Building Better Healthcare Awards 2017 Finalist.
The Gynaecology Unit transformed two traditional Nucleus wards into a single blended facility, co-locating the clinical functions to improve patient flow to and from theatres which resulted in a streamlined patient journey, improved productivity/blended day cases staffing and increased capacity.
To the Trust this represents a reduction of £151k per annum paid for waiting list initiatives. The new admission lounge with capacity for twelve seats, six consultation rooms and changing/rest area, ensures patients receive best-practice care with enhanced privacy and dignity.
The revised layout provides increased visibility of the department from the nurse station which directly benefits patient safety and reduces clinical risk.
The remodelling of two separate twenty-eight bedded inpatient wards into a modern transitional care space has resulted in a remodelled nursing workforce, achieving annual recurrent yearly savings of £375k. The combined workforce provides more flexibility for the staff and Trust alike and encourages collaborative working within the team.The core project will pay for itself within 10 months of completion and then continue to return combined yearly savings of circa £500k.
Liverpool Women’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust