Hospital saves £40,000

By Connie Osborne Friday 14 December 2012 Updated: 14/12 10:15

WORCESTERSHIRE'S hospitals are set to save £40,000 by the end of the year by changing the way they order and store equipment.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has managed to cut costs by using its endoscopy team to identify wasteful spending on brand products and to pay for only what they use.

The group, led by unit manager Marek Waliszewski, selected new suppliers and changed the brand used for cleaning equipment and detergent.

Stewart Messer, chief operating officer for the Trust said The NHS was being pushed all the time to make savings and improve quality of care.

"The people in the best position to identify potential improvement are our frontline staff, so we’re running a suggestion scheme and asking every team to look at ways they could improve or save, he said.

“It’s not just about cash savings, we need to be efficient and that could mean saving our patients time, or making a service even better - without any additional cost."

Popular »

1 Family raise money to say thanks

2 Tax disc replacement launched

3 School age change may be driving flood of applications

4 Hospitals ban set to continue

5 Schools to benefit from funding

More news »

TOWIE star meets her fans in Redditch

REDDITCH'S shopping centre was looking 'reem' at the

Top Labour MP calls for focus on skills

THE PRIME Minister has been branded 'complacent' and

Update: Mad Friday is busiest night of year for ambulance crews

ALMOST 3,000 calls were made to West Midlands

Teenager has phones stolen

A TEENAGE boy had his mobile phones stolen

Regional news »


Bromsgrove Standard
Family production Duck in a Truck comes to Artrix

A STAGE version of Jez Alborough’s Duck in a Truck ...

Worcester Observer

Visit the Worcester Observer website for the latest.

Stratford Observer
More than £1.2million spent by SDC on planning appeals

MORE than £1.25 million has been spent on planning appeals ...

Evesham Observer
Cutting costs on county agenda

A SWATHE of new cuts are on the way as ...