Key Points: PCH final board meeting of 2015

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Key Points: PCH final board meeting of 2015

Sickensess levels at PCH are at their lowest level for 14 months.

The news comes as emergency admissions rise.

The hospital Trust has also revealed it’s on course to make £13 million worth of savings.

The board’s also been told more than 700 nursing staff have now had dementia awareness training.

Deatils were released following yesterday’s final board meeting of 2015.

The key points are below:

  • Trust staff sickness absence is at its lowest for 14months – HR director Ian Crich
  • We are on course to achieve £13m cost improvement savings for the third year running thanks to the hard work of our teams
  • Chief operating officer Neil Doverty: works to create 12 extra bed spaces at PCH now complete
  • Trust has a plan in place to ensure patients needing hospital care over the festive season are treated as fast as possible
  • Lots of work happening to improve care for dementia patients. Over 700 nursing staff have now had dementia awareness training
  • Chief nurse Jo Bennis reports 17% fewer falls among patients this year compared to last – despite an increase in admissions
  • Trust board pledges to make car park improvements based on feedback from the local public, including parent and child spaces
  • Stamford Hospital car parking charges to be aligned to the town’s parking strategy. Blue Badge holders to park for free
  • Trust board unanimously agrees to introduce car parking charges at Stamford Hospital in summer 2016
  • Emergency admissions are up by 3.5% compared to the same time last year
  • CEO Stephen Graves: growth in emergency activity has given PCH a busy month
  • Trust chairman Rob Hughes paid tribute to long serving volunteers for their dedication to their role

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