New project will streamline hospital’s A&E department

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THE A&E department at Grantham Hospital has become the second in the county to embark on a project to help streamline the way it operates.

The ‘Productive Department’ project aims to help staff improve their surroundings, improve the quality of care they can provide and free up time for direct patient care.

It began with a ‘5s’ event, during which employees were freed up to re-organise an area of the department to make it tidier and easier to use. An under-used storage room was transformed into a staff resource room to be used for training, meetings and study.

It will also double up as a control centre in the event of a major incident.

Further ‘5s’ events are planned, starting with store cupboards.