Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn (QEHKL) has chosen Optime Booker to optimise the management its clinical space.
We are delighted to announce that Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust (QEHKL) has chosen Optime Booker to manage its clinical space booking. This exciting new partnership further strengthens our work within the NHS.
QEHKL is situated on the outskirts of King’s Lynn, Norfolk. The hospital has 439 core beds, 18 core wards and serves a population of around 331,000 people in three counties. The 4,000-plus workforce is committed to working with health and social care partners to deliver safe, high-quality care.
Like many hospitals there is a focus on ensuring an efficient usage of space to deliver a wide range of clinical services. Previously, clinical space booking had been delivered using spreadsheets, these were difficult to maintain and provide a consistent picture across the hospital.
Optime Booker, was selected because of its ease of use and simple user interface. Booker’s flexibility was a key to its successful implementation. It was the ideal choice, as it was straightforward to configure to provide high visibility for the different types of clinical spaces in use. Booker’s simple management control over room booking requests ensures an efficient operation.
Moving to Booker has allowed the hospital to standardise operations, and provide a hospital-wide homogenous solution, transforming business processes. As a result of this implementation, the staff and Room Managers have found the booking and management of rooms a fast and easy task. This in turn is allowing them to focus on more important duties, those of delivering care services to the community they serve.
Chris Thornhill, who has assisted the Trust with this implementation said, “this is a particularly gratifying project for us. Especially as it demonstrates our commitment to the NHS, and our desire to give something back to an organisation, and its people, as we all transition out of, what has been, a very difficult period for healthcare in the UK.