What is the impact of developing a seven day hospital service?

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These case studies detail some of the clinical, operational, and financial impacts of providing a seven day hospital service based on findings from interviews with hospital staff and data analysis over the period of implementation.

Working with South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, we assessed the costs and benefits of implementing the four priority clinical standards for seven day hospital services. 

Seven day hospital services: University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Seven day hospital services: University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust PDF, 261.9 KB

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) has established its seven day service by developing a culture of clinically led innovation and building a sustainable workforce model that has closed gaps in patient pathways and ensured continuity of standards 24 hours a day.

Seven day hospital services: South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust

Seven day hospital services: South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust PDF, 384.0 KB

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust (SWFT) developed its seven day service model by redesigning urgent and emergency care and specialist services pathways, investing in weekend staffing for key services and improving patient flow across the hospital 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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