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Our Lady of Lourdes
South Tipperary General Hospital
….. recent reports that the ongoing violence has moved off the streets of Limerick, and spread elsewhere in the country, are apparently true…. RTE Newsflash:
Reconfiguration in South East
Dept of General Surgery, STGH Dept of General Surgery, STGH
D.I.Y National Surgical Reconfiguration Project
Reconfiguration of Acute Hospital Care: just what is it all about anyway ? …
Reconfiguration: Modernisation ? Improvement of Services ? Altering the Role ? Gaining Control ?
W here is the evidence that the patient benefits ? …
or, is it just about downgrading… !
History of Successful Reconfiguration in Irish Health Services - FEDERATED HOSPITALS - MANCH - JERVIS St / RICHMOND - SOUTH DUBLIN - CORK - WRH So what’s the common theme ?
Reconfiguration of Acute Services Urban vs Rural Road Network 2000 vs Motorway Network 2010 Celtic Tiger 2000 era vs Anglo world 2010 Evidence of benefit
Motorway & Major Road Network 2010
Has there been successful reconfiguration of acute Services in Smaller hospitals ? ….
What defines a ‘smaller’ Hospital ?.. - Bed numbers - Activity - Complexity of work - Budget -Geography -Hospitals now well flagged
Independently Resourced Hospitals Blackrock Clinic MPH Beacon Bons Secours Hospital Group Hermitage Clinic Whitfield Mount Carmel Hospital Group Galway Clinic ….. and others
-Kilkenny -Portlaoise -Portiuncula -Tullamore -South Tipperary ( Reconfiguration 2007) -Kerry -Wexford -North Western group -Naas -Mullingar The real question is can we or should we reconfigure Acute core services in the Intermediate-sized Hospitals
Drivers of Reconfiguration Critical Mass Outcomes Government Policy / Transformation Programme Safety / Licensing Specialism Working Time Restrictions Diminishing pool of Doctors / Professionals Costs Training ‘The Claims’
‘Drivers’ of Reconfiguration - Critical MassDiffers hugely in every western country - OutcomesNo Evidence for vast majority of acute conditions - SafetyRead the papers - SpecialismRecognized ceilings - Working Time Restrictions Mostly being achieved - Diminishing pool of Doctors / ProfessionalsFault is one of policy / manpower embargo - CostsNo Savings - TrainingAsk the trainees ‘The Counter Claims’
What services are working well vs What services would work better in central located hopsital vs What financial benefits are accrued from reconfiguration Reconfiguration should be about :
Necessary Reconfiguration vs Unnecessary Reconfiguration vs Unsafe Reconfiguration Getting the balance correct
Stranger things happen !...
So what have we done ? …..
South Tipperary General Hospital
S.T.G.H Surgical Hospital Cashel 1940 Surgical Hospital Cashel 1952 Medical/Maternity Hospital in Clonmel 1952 Medical/Maternity Hospital in Clonmel 1969 Acute Psychiatric Unit integrated in Clonmel 1969 Acute Psychiatric Unit integrated in Clonmel 1996 High Court agreement to reconfigure all acute care 1996 High Court agreement to reconfigure all acute care 2007 Reconfiguration finally happens 2007 Reconfiguration finally happens 2008 May: Official opening STGH by Minister Mary Harney 2008 May: Official opening STGH by Minister Mary Harney
Demographics STGH Population Served Population Served Med/surg/mat/gynae/paeds: 110,000 Med/surg/mat/gynae/paeds: 110,000 Psychiatry: 150,000 (planned 88,000) Psychiatry: 150,000 (planned 88,000) Pop.Profile: Mixed urban/rural (70% rural) Pop.Profile: Mixed urban/rural (70% rural) Major manufacturing farming equine centre Major manufacturing farming equine centre Geographic Area: Approx 1,000 sq miles Geographic Area: Approx 1,000 sq miles
National Statistics In-patient Discharges
Overview Statistics 2009 STGH Discharges 12, % Discharges 12, % Day Cases 8, % Day Cases 8, % Radiology Procedures 74, % Radiology Procedures 74, % E D Attendances 34, % E D Attendances 34, % Deliveries 1, % (+36%/3 years) Deliveries 1, % (+36%/3 years) OPD Attendances 47, % OPD Attendances 47, % G I Endoscopies 3, % G I Endoscopies 3, %
Services Surgery General Surgery General Surgery Urology Surgery Urology Obstetrics & Gynaecology Obstetrics & Gynaecology Paediatrics & Neonatology Paediatrics & Neonatology Acute Psychiatry Acute Psychiatry E.D. E.D. Imaging including 24 hour CT Imaging including 24 hour CT Laboratory Laboratory
Services General Medicine General MedicineCardiologyDiabetes/EndocrinologyGerontology Acute Stroke Unit GastroenterologyRheumatologyMAU
E D Workstation
ED Minor Injuries Adult resus
Emergency Department Activity % change % change New Atts 25,943 29,116 31,832 Return 2,692 2,830 3,079 Total 28,185 31,946 34,911 +9
1 of 4 New Theatres
Surgery % Change Admissions2,7442,7323, Average Length of Stay 4.58 Day Cases 2,3412,4592, Operations Major Minor1,5381,3931, Endoscopies1,7742,3362, Out-Patients New Attendances 2,363 Return4,166
Surgical Department South East Comparative Statistics Jan-Nov 2008 WaterfordWexfordKilkennyClonmel InpatientDischarges Daycases (2527:2009) A.L.O.S. (Days) % Surgical Daycases of Total %18%30%34%(45%:2009) % Surgical Admission s with no procedure 31%36%38%20%
Day Ward Endoscopy
1 of five new inpatient wards
Medical Department % Change Admissions4,9965,3314, Average Length of Stay Day Cases (inc MIC*) 2,3482,6802, Medical Oncology NANA2,336 Day Cases Total 5,197 Out-Patients New Attendances 2,295 Return7,900 TOTAL10,195 Endoscopies1,3321,6251,
Medical Departments S E Hospital Comparisons General Medical Jan-Nov ‘08 WaterfordWexfordKilkennyClonmel Admissions ALOS (Days) Daycases (5197:2009) (5197:2009) Casemix Index
New Intensive Care Unit
ICU Activity Snapshot Patients Bed Days Used Occupancy (%)
In Hospital Visiting Consultant Led Services Oncology Palliative Care Dermatology Haematology Microbiology Orthopaedics and Fracture Clinics
New physio gym New physio gym
In Hospital Associate Specialties: Cardiac Investigation Cardiac Investigation Dietetic Dietetic Laboratory Laboratory Pharmacy Pharmacy Physiotherapy Physiotherapy Occupational Therapy Occupational Therapy Speech and Language Therapy Speech and Language Therapy
Academic Links UCC Integral Teaching Hospital UCC Integral Teaching Hospital U.Lim Integral Teaching Hospital 1 st Aug 2010 U.Lim Integral Teaching Hospital 1 st Aug 2010 UCD Paediatrics Medical School UCD Paediatrics Medical School U.Lim Midwifery Training Placements U.Lim Midwifery Training Placements U.LimPhysiotherapy Placements U.LimPhysiotherapy Placements WIT General Nurse Training Placements WIT General Nurse Training Placements WIT Strategy Development WIT Strategy Development WIT Research/Service Evaluation Training WIT Research/Service Evaluation Training DITCardiac Technician Placements DITCardiac Technician Placements
Medical Unit Morbidity/Mortality Conference 26/03/10
Innovations STGH 1969 One of the first acute mental health inpatient units 1969 One of the first acute mental health inpatient units integrated into general hospital integrated into general hospital 1985 First County Hospital fully developed diabetes/endocrine 1985 First County Hospital fully developed diabetes/endocrine service service 1986 First rheumatology service S. E First rheumatology service S. E First dietetic service S. E First dietetic service S. E First open access GI endoscopy service Ireland 1992 First open access GI endoscopy service Ireland 1992 First multi disciplinary infertility clinic outside Dublin 1992 First multi disciplinary infertility clinic outside Dublin 1994 First colposcopy service S.E First colposcopy service S.E First pulmonary rehab service outside Dublin 2001 First pulmonary rehab service outside Dublin 2002 First joint inflammatory bowel disease clinic Ireland 2002 First joint inflammatory bowel disease clinic Ireland 2007 Syncope assessment service 2007 Syncope assessment service 2009 Acute stroke unit with thrombolysis 2009 Acute stroke unit with thrombolysis 2009 First fracture liaison service in non-orthopaedic centre 2009 First fracture liaison service in non-orthopaedic centre
S E Hospitals Comparison 2009 WaterfordWexfordKilkennyClonmel Beds Occupancy % ALOS InpatientsDischarged21,28114,34715,78812,794 Day cases Discharged18,7216,5899,2816,680 OPD Attendance 114,08752,36948,24145,241 New OPD Attendance 23,58012,20115,97212,594 Return OPD Attendance90,50740,16832,26932,677 Number of Deliveries (’08) 2,6082,4142,201 1,365 (’09)
Projected Annual Activity of Regional Centre of Excellence South East Elective Inpatients 12,290 Non- Elective 48,700 Total Inpatients 60,990 Deliveries 8,900 ED Attendance 127,000 ED Attendance 127,000 (Allowing for 50% reduction from peripheral hospitals) (Allowing for 50% reduction from peripheral hospitals)
Estimated Requirement for Acute Day & Local Rehabilitation Beds Regional Centre of Excellence SE Acute Inpatient Beds 900 Day Beds 48 Rehab 128 Rehab 128 Total 1076 Current Total 572 New Bed Requirement 496 (Based on Horwath/Teamwork Report HSE Mid-West 2008)
Conditions for Reconfiguration SE Hospitals Acute Services 1 No acute service withdrawn until regional centre resourced & ready to deliver service 1 No acute service withdrawn until regional centre resourced & ready to deliver service 2 The PCCC resourced, developed & working to international best practice standards in & out of hours. 2 The PCCC resourced, developed & working to international best practice standards in & out of hours. 3 Ambulance service has fully developed mobile response capabilities by training advanced paramedics and deploying them to all areas of SE 3 Ambulance service has fully developed mobile response capabilities by training advanced paramedics and deploying them to all areas of SE
Conditions for Reconfiguration 4 Helicopter medical emergency service is fully integrated into emergency care system SE. fully integrated into emergency care system SE. 5 Advanced nurse practitioner & clinical nurse specialist workforce in place – network of local nurse led urgent care centres. nurse specialist workforce in place – network of local nurse led urgent care centres. 6 Effective partnership across all elements of pre- hospital & hospital systems.
Conclusions Thriving 3 year old hospital with outstanding ethos of service & innovation Thriving 3 year old hospital with outstanding ethos of service & innovation Ever expanding local & outreach work Ever expanding local & outreach work Vital part of infrastructure of a major population & industrial centre Vital part of infrastructure of a major population & industrial centre Impossible to provide adequate alternative Impossible to provide adequate alternative services without very major expenditure services without very major expenditure
Thomond Park 2005
Now, Do You want to be the player scoring the goal, or the one throwing the stick ? …..
Unnecessary Reconfiguration in Ireland 2010 Doomed