In this industry overview, we discuss each of the 9 factors that science has shown to determine success through people and explore these in the context of the unique challenges currently being faced by employers in the private acute hospitals sector.
Working within the private healthcare sector has not been without its challenges this past year. A contentious subject at times, any disputes between the NHS and private hospitals were set aside in early 2020 as the Government pledged to secure extra bed space for patients affected by the pandemic.
Overall, few sectors have seen the shocking consequences that Coronavirus can have to human life as those working within healthcare. Fatigued and displaying signs of distress, the BMJ (British Medical Journal) warn that healthcare workers are at increased risk of moral injury and mental health problems due to working at the forefront of the pandemic.
The way that Private Acute Hospitals operate in future will change radically. While the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the invaluable role that staff across the healthcare system play, an aging population and the enormous backlog caused by COVID 19 both mean the NHS increasingly needs to work with the independent sector to take on a proportion of the workload. Even before the pandemic, bed occupancy rates in NHS hospitals were high and the additional capacity and the expertise of independent providers will need to become part of a holistic and integrated system of care. With every day of the pandemic the backlog continues to grow.
In the following industry overview, we discuss these challenges and each of the 9 factors that science has shown to determine success through people. Join us as we explore these in the context of the unique challenges currently being faced by employers in the private acute hospitals sector.