Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust: From the Bottom to the Top

In November 2014 Sherwood Forest Hospitals was the second to the bottom in the ED four-hour target performance in England. The ED department had been rated as ‘inadequate’ for safety in 2015 and the trust had 17 patients breach 12 hours during December 2014 and January 2015.

The trust recognised that this was not just a problem for ED to solve and so created the Emergency Flow Programme, which is organisation wide.

The most significant improvement has been to become the best performer of the four-hour ED target in England in October 2016.

This project is an outstanding demonstration of clinical leadership empowering all staff, with an organisation-wide approach delivering extraordinary improvement in quality, performance and efficiency.

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