Media Release: Pioneering staff training pays off again for NHS Lothian

NHS Lothian’s successful Lean In Lothian modernisation programme is continuing to deliver major benefits for patients.

Staff have made improvements in colorectal cancer care, delivering treatment for 98 per cent of patients swiftly, while dramatic gains have been made in providing wheelchairs quickly to adult users.

The Lean in Lothian programme, launched in 2006, gives frontline staff the time, training and management backing to make changes in how they do things.

The board of NHS Lothian will discuss the achievements made by Lothian staff in the programme’s third year at its meeting on Wednesday, 27th May.

Other highlights of 2008/09 include changes to the processes around booking operating theatres, increasing the number of hand surgery operations that can be performed by 110 cases a year.

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