STHK launches ‘Perfect Week’


Health and social care professionals across St Helens, Knowsley, Halton and Liverpool are working together to deliver ‘The Perfect Week’ at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. The aim of the initiative is to act as a ‘system reboot’ by rapidly improving patient flow to produce significant improvements in performance, safety and patient experience.

For one week, wards at Whiston Hospital will have extra support from colleagues and partners across the whole local health and social care system to identify and overcome issues and problems and to see what support is needed to smooth the patient pathway to reduce delays.

The initiative focuses on every single aspect of how patients move through hospital, from their arrival in the A&E Department at Whiston Hospital to their discharge home or into the community.

Rob Cooper, Director of Operations and Performance at STHK said,

“This is a great opportunity to work with primary care and social care partners to focus on finding ways to improve services in a way that is sustainable across the local healthcare system. The programme is designed to better understand why there can be delays in care, and make lasting change for the benefit of our patients and their families as well as our staff.”

The Perfect Week at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals begins on Tuesday 19th October.

Stay up to date on how the initiative is going by following the Trust on Twitter @sthknhs

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