Learnings from the US shows that over 80% of day case activity is carried out in bespoke day case buildings outside of acute hospitals. Allowing high turnover of simple treatments in carefully designed environments that make for more efficient standardised surgery, and faster, more pleasant experience for patients.
Yeovil in late 2015 set out to find an Elective Care partner that could help to drive efficiencies from our day case operations. Following interest from UK and US organisations, ASI were appointed in June 2016 as Yeovil’s Elective Care Partner. ASI are the international arm of Amsurg, the US’s largest operator of daycase facilities. Together Yeovil Hospital and ASI have formed a new joint venture called Daycase UK.
Short term focus will be on driving an improved day case service in the hospital, with the mid-term goal of building a new specialist day case building that will house key day case activity – freeing up space in the acute environment, whilst providing a platform to service the wider health economy.