Centralisation of services away from coastal communities results in NHS inefficiency
Data Source: From Freedom of Information Requests Data Extracted: 2022
All data in this insight has been provided by York Trusts Information Governance Team
All appointment volumes detailed relate to Bridlington (YO16, 16) and Driffield (YO25) patients only
Integrated Care Systems Purpose and Key Objectives
NHS cites “Enhancing productivity & value for money” as being one of its key ICS objectives
(See also Insights: Big Changes are affecting the NHS)
Appointments at distant hospitals, in this example Malton, are inherently inefficient.
Patients successfully attending distant appointments incur cost and impact the environment Equally
If patients cannot attend their appointment then medical professionals time may be lost
If patients then suffer delays in treatment, then the time and cost of treatment may increase
The graph above shows….
The percentage of UNFUFILLED appointments, those which the patient did not attend or cancelled
Urology appointments offered locally at Bridlington Hospital are 10% UNFULFILLED
Our suggested first step towards improving value for money?
Offer easy LOCAL patient access to services including Outpatient Clinics