- Published: Monday, 23 November 2020 15:21
This week I’d like to reflect on what is happening across the Trust and how we prioritise what we do in these exceptionally busy times. I am sure, like myself and my colleagues in the executive team, many of you will feel a bit pulled in different directions at the moment.
There is an incredible amount happening as we work to cope with increasing numbers of Covid patients and those attending A&E and requiring admission (as is usual during the winter period), restore and recover those services suspended or reduced during the first wave of the pandemic and provide ‘business as usual’ outpatient, diagnostic and elective care to thousands of patients a week.
Covid aside, we know that demand on all services will continue to grow and we need to evolve our ways of working to more digitally-enabled, patient-focussed, efficient methods. Implementing the new operating model, such as the creation of more services in the community ‘closer to home’ and enabling patients to manage their own care through the greater use of technology is key.