We were asked to bring new urgency, grip and control to the recovery programme, help manage and where possible reduce the expenditure run-rate and oversee delivery of the cost improvement programme.
Key priorities were:
During the course of our work we secured savings of £3m for the Trust. This was a combination of £1.2m through run rate controls and a further £1.8m through CIP delivery.
We also worked extensively with the Trust to enhance their governance and accountability framework. This included establishing weekly meetings for directorate review of activity, performance, finances, workforce and targets. We made sure every meeting was attended by an Exec. The majority were attended by the COO and DoF. We also worked with the Trust to develop a comprehensive suite of reports for these meetings.
We also ran challenge sessions for ward nursing which delivered significant reductions in the use of temporary staffing and helped the wards keep to budget.
Kingsgate worked with the PMO and divisional management/Executives to formulate a FIP plan for the new financial year.