Notice of Save King Hospital Meeting
Vison Suite Ilford Town Hall Tuesday 4th November at Midday
1) Minutes of previous meeting
2) Matters arising
3) Discussion on how to make the public meeting of 14 November at Barkingside Library a success.
4) Department of Health letter in response to deputation to 10 Downing Street
5) Update on deputation to visit Department of Health to present case for abandoning closure.
6) Discussion on inability of BHRUT and consequently Redbridge Council to publish comprehensive Key Performance Indicators. While some information is published by BHRUT, it is out of date. On the morning of 30 October, BHRUT is publishing information about July at http://www.bhrhospitals.nhs.uk/about-us/our-performance.htm
Bed occupancy rates, one of the KPIs used by the by the Care Quality Commission to determine if a hospital crosses the clinically safe threshold, do not feature at all on the BHRUT page. On time comprehensive publication of KPIs is a pressure to ensure that KGH bed closures in preparation for closing KGH A&E improve the service as promised. If any KGH bed closures lead to death rates rising then it seems likely that the doctors, nurses and beds would go back into KGH.
Neither bed numbers, nor an easy to understand death rate, feature on the BHRUT KPI page.
David Oliver writes at http://m.hsj.co.uk/5075988.article that the:
“The best evidence for large scale quality improvement is about clinically led standards of care; clinically led innovations in models of service delivery, linked to transparent publication of data on processes and outcomes; and a community of practice and peer support from clinical leaders.” (my emphasis)
Comprehensive timely publication of KPIs should also a means for helping BHRUT get out of special measures, the mystery is, why are they not being published?
7) Any other business.