Performance (month 7, October 2013)
- ED Performance against the 4 hour target was maintained in October for the 6th month in a row.
- 18 weeks delivery remains in excess of expected standards with full speciality compliance.
- Patient safety indicators continued to show expected levels of performance although there is an increased incidence of patients coming to the Trust with existing pressure damage.
- The latest HSMR data and SHMI data both show overall trust mortality is lower than expected
- The Trust had no MRSA bloodstream infection cases in October. C-Diff is two cases above trajectory with 19 cases YTD.
- Maternity indicators continue to show positive performance.
Foundation Trust Feedback
We will shortly be sending you details of our foundation trust plans – please take a few minutes to look at them and give us your feedback.
We are on the road with our public consultation meetings and have started our membership recruitment. As well as recruiting over 5,000 members to represent the communities we serve it’s important to us to hear what GP’s in our area think.
We have already presented our plans at public meetings in Oxted, Dorking and East Grinstead and are visiting Crawley, Reigate, Redhill and Horsham over the coming months. If you would like to request a presentation please call 01737 768 511 ext 6199.
For more information about our FT plans visit our website at: www.surreyandsussex.nhs.uk/ft
Consultant and Specialist/Associate Specialist Appraisal Scheme
This year we have restructured our consultant and SAS appraisal scheme with an emphasis on continuous professional development and personal development plans.
We have established a faculty of appraisers and strengthened and quality assured our appraisals.
We now have a consultant appraisal rate of 98% and an SAS appraisal rate of 96% and received a green rag rating on an external audit.
State of the Art New Theatres Opening
Our four brand new theatres will be up and running this month. These new facilities are some of the first in the country to have a laminar flow ventilation system – a system which has proven to lower the risk of surgical site infections.
The new theatres form part of a £14.5million project. When this is completed we will have four new theatres and six completely refurbished theatres. These facilities will benefit our patients and should give them a much better pre and post-operative experience.
The Trust continues to work closely with both Cerner and BT as part of the implementation of PACs and RIS. Patients and colleagues outside of the radiology department are now experiencing very few problems and delays following the implementation of the system.
Issues such as GPs receiving unnecessary results in their inbox’s have been resolved. There are still some fixes required that are having an impact within the Radiology department and these are scheduled to be implemented in the next few weeks.
The backlog of unreported X-Ray plain films has returned to business as usual.