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SFH wins accolade for improving performance

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2018 1:34 PM

SFH wins accolade for improving performance

Sherwood Forest Hospitals has scooped an accolade for using technology to improve clinical and performance targets by ensuring safe staffing levels.

The award for ‘Impacting clinical and performance targets’ was given as part of the annual Allocate Awards, which were announced on Wednesday 18 October at a gala dinner at the Lancashire County Cricket Club, Emirates Old Trafford. The ceremony brought together NHS organisations from across the globe who are using Allocate Software to develop their workforce for the future.

The awards recognise excellence delivered across the healthcare sector, to make a difference for patients and staff.

Over the past year Sherwood Forest Hospitals has used Allocate to implement a system that ensures safe and efficient staffing across all three hospital sites. The system has helped to improve accuracy and quality of care for patients by aligning patient administration systems, paper rotas, job plans and specialist knowledge across departments to ensure that staffing levels were met the most appropriate way.

Head of Rostering Services at the Trust, Donna Mariner said: “The new way of working has made such an impact across the Trust. It was a real culture shift, but by sharing best practice between departments, we overcame any hurdles and the end results have been amazing in terms of operational management and improving our resilience with regards to any staffing gaps.”

Sherwood Forest Hospitals was also shortlisted for the Operational Roster Excellence award and the Innovative Models of Workforce Planning and Deployment award.