HaCIRIC News

By: COLIN GRAY

Sorting out pills is key to fast hospital throughput

How many people every day find themselves stuck on hospital wards for hours because the pills they require before going home aren’t ready? It must be thousands. Typically, the patient wants to go home. A relative or friend may be frustrated, waiting to collect them, missing time at work and clocking up charges in the hospital car park. And, of course, clinicians need the bed for others.

Posted: 16 Sep 2010

By: COLIN GRAY

Curtains, basins and the spread of MRSA

Hospitals are spending considerable sums earmarked by the Government for tackling healthcare associated infection (HCAI) Extra wash hand basins have been on most ‘must-have’ lists. That makes sense. But, at HaCIRIC, we suspect that some of these improvements are being undermined by the use of curtains on wards to offer privacy to patients.

Posted: 16 Sep 2010