The mounting problem of elective backlogs in hospitals

The mounting problem of elective backlogs in hospitals

The UK has begun to tentatively end most lockdown measures, the vaccination programme continues to be rolled out at speed, and many are looking forward to returning to a semblance of normality as restrictions are lifted. Yet hospitals are unable to take a breath of...
ISO9001 Annual Recertification

ISO9001 Annual Recertification

At HomeLink Healthcare we are meticulous about quality assurance, it’s essential when you provide clinical care services to NHS patients in their homes. However, our focus on standards goes beyond those required by the CQC (Care Quality Commission). That’s why we are...
Celebrating saving the NHS 10,000 bed days

Celebrating saving the NHS 10,000 bed days

It’s important to take the time to mark achievements. Today at HomeLink Healthcare (HLHC), we’re proud to celebrate a significant landmark with one of our co-created services: saving over 10,000 bed days for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation...
Hospital at home in the time of COVID-19

Hospital at home in the time of COVID-19

Covid-19 sent shock waves through Britain’s national health service, exposing fragilities, underlining insecurities, and pushing many hospitals to the brink. The pandemic has both exacerbated existing issues and added fresh challenges.

Even before coronavirus swept through the UK, the NHS was struggling. Overwhelmed hospital capacities, protracted A&E waits and staff shortages signalled a looming crisis. The NHS was rapidly mobilised in response. Non-urgent care was scaled back, elective surgeries were cancelled. Infection control measures added to mounting capacity challenges: fewer beds spaced further apart.

Addressing the shortfall in NHS hospital beds this winter

Addressing the shortfall in NHS hospital beds this winter

The NHS will face the winter peak in demand with around 5500 fewer beds than last year, the Health Service Journal reported earlier this month. Covid-19 precautions are behind much of the decline in numbers, for example infection control measures mean beds are more...