Addenbrooke's A remains 'challenging' as squeeze on beds impacts waiting times Beds have been 99 per cent full for several months which Addenbrooke's bosses say is a 'massive priority'ByFreya Leng20:27, 13 MAR kate spade pink 2017Get daily updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing!Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailAddenbrooke's bosses say A remains "incredible challenging" with the squeeze on beds affecting waiting times, operations and even finances.
Bed occupancy at Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH), which runs Addenbrooke's and the Rosie hospitals, has remained at 99 per cent for several months the subject of capacity summit meetings.According to latest figures, 79.7 per cent of patients were seen within the four hour waiting standard in January compared with 81.2 per cent in December.But compared to last year, there were eight per cent more ambulance arrivals, 14 per cent more over 85 year olds attendances, a 18 per cent rise in mental health patients and 16 per cent more paediatric attendances.The number of over 85s were also at the highest ever recorded with 611 admitted via A kate spade summer bags in January.Roland Sinker, chief executive, said at a meeting of the board last week: "We're now on pretty much the highest level of escalation of the system that we can be.Brexit warning: 'Our EU colleagues are questioning whether they are welcome here'"Tracy Dowling from the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and I are co chairing weekly meetings around how to tackle delayed transfers of care (DTOCs) and help us coodinate access to the department and demand management ensuring patients have alternative places they can go."(Photo: SWNS Group)Writing in his report, he said the trust was taking "concerted action" on admissions kate spade factory store avoidance, in hospital flow and safely speeding up the process of discharging patients."Significant pressure on capacity and flow has continued in January and throughout February, impacting patients, waiting times and finances," he said."Capacity summit meetings are under way with senior medical and surgical teams to consider issues including capacity and activity demand modelling, cohorting medical patients, the protection of day surgery areas and the identification of inpatient capacity solutions."Axing NHS nursing bursaries www katespade com sale is 'undermining the very foundations of a solid and safe NHS', says Cambridge unionLatest figures show there were 67 operations cancelled on the day, 34 of which were for bed capacity but this is lower than December's figures at 0.97 per cent of all elective admissions.Julie Smith, Interim Chief Operating Officer, said: "It remains incredibly challenging.
With DTOCS, we're working very closely with the CCG partners in terms of looking at alternatives [for patients] and the county council so we can really try to allow those patients to leave the acute trust when they come to the end of their acute care."Capacity is a massive priority."Ms Smith said reversing the medical decisions unit back to a short stay 24 hour ward was helping to improve the flow of patients through the hospital.
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