Spirit wins NHS in the Midlands 'Excellence in Supply' award
On Thursday 16th May Spirit Medical was part of an amazing evening at the very first NHS in the Midlands Excellence in Supply Awards, where we were presented with the ‘Excellence in Support Award’ for 2019.
Working in partnership with a hospital trust, the challenge for Spirit Medical was to find a way of decreasing a hospital length of stay for patients needing post-operative pain control in order to release the bed space and maximise efficient use of hospital resources.
Justin Fellows, Managing Director, commented: “Through the introduction of Dosi-Fuser® the length of patient stay has been reduced from 3 days to 0 or 1 day. A saving of two bed days per patient, which means two extra patients can be treated.”
“There are also a host of additional benefits, plus a saving of £300 per patient surgical procedure which, based on 1200 patients per year, is a saving of £360,000,” added Justin.
The savings achieved using Dosi-Fuser® could be increased significantly by treating additional patients from the 44,000 orthopaedic procedures carried out in the hospital.
Spirit Medical is now looking to supply other hospitals with the same service, working with trusts to both save money and treat more patients.