Because operating theatres provide essential life-saving and quality of life saving interventions, they remain one of the most valuable, but most expensive, resources in any hospital. Surgical procedures also contribute greatly to hospital income, but are a major driver of operational costs. Any reduction in theatre efficiency, therefore, can severely impact quality of care, as well as hospital performance.
At GE Healthcare Partners we have a long history of working with clients to assess, re-design and transform elective and non-elective patient flow in theatres, as well as the wider hospital. Our specific expertise in process transformation, change management, advanced analytics and simulation modelling enables us to help clients to tackle key operational and strategic issues in theatres. This work includes validation of theatre performance, long-term process improvement, patient-level costing and theatre floor-plan re-design.