Case Study 4 – Southampton NHS Primary Care Trust (PCT)
Having heard of our success, Southampton NHS Primary Care Trust (PCT) approached GHRS. Southampton PCT wanted to open a new ward for patients who had suffered from a stroke and hence required intensive therapy in order to get back into the community and live independently.
Southampton PCT wanted to open a new ward specifically to release hundreds of beds at Southampton University Hospital: these beds were occupied by patients who, as yet, were unable to return to their own residences and required intensive therapy. Southampton PCT also wanted to reduce their reliance on agency nurses. This was a particularly challenging task as due to successful employment in other sectors and high salaries being paid in surrounding private hospital, healthcare staff were in short supply.
- GHRS ran a headhunting campaign throughout the UK and managed to attract 50 experienced, local nurses from competing private hospitals in the UK, within a timescale of three months.
- Southampton PCT managed to successfully open the new ward within three months.
- Southampton PCT managed to employ extra staff, reducing recurring costs spent on agency nurses.