Trust cancels operations until Easter to ‘reset’ health economy

Full story in the HSJ, 22 March 2018

Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has cancelled all elective operations until 29 March to try to “reset” its health economy after the region declared a system wide black alert.

The trust has agreed “exceptional actions” to reduce the trust’s bed occupancy by 200 during the two weeks to next Thursday. HSJ understands around 90 elective operations will be cancelled but cancer, long waiters and patients who have experienced earlier cancellations will be protected.

Managers hope cancelling operations will release beds and clinical staff to support discharges and flow through the hospital.