Operating Theatre Efficiency Strategies

Aim

Following the Auditor-General’s report, Performance Audit: Managing operating theatre efficiency for elective surgery, the ACI will work with the Ministry of Health (MoH) to support Local Health Districts (LHDs) in meeting three of seven recommendations outlined in the report and assigned to ACI.

Benefits

Increased collaboration and support for operating theatre efficiencies.

Summary

The three recommendations within the Auditor-General’s report which have been assigned to ACI are:

  • Strengthen operating theatre management
  • Improve efficiency measures
  • Identify strategies to enhance operating theatre capacity for elective surgery. 

Background

The Auditor-General’s report, Performance Audit: Managing operating theatre efficiency for elective surgery, was released in July 2013. Seven recommendations were provided to support LHDs improve surgery and operating theatre efficiency.

Partnerships

  • Ministry of Health
  • Local Health Districts
  • Surgical Services Taskforce

Key Dates

20 September 2013Theatre efficiency workshop

Pilot Sites

Implementation Sites

Evaluation

To be developed.

Related Initiatives

Further Details

An EOI has been released for nominations to participate in three working groups aimed at making recommendations to support the development of the planned operating theatre efficiency guidelines.

Contact

Gavin Meredith
Manager, Surgical Services
gavin.meredith@health.nsw.gov.au
02 9464 4644

Donald MacLellan
Director, Surgery, Anaesthesia and Critical Care
donald.maclellan@health.nsw.gov.au
02 9464 4604

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Contact:
Gavin Meredith
Manager, Surgical Services
Email
02 9464 4644
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