Case Studies

FAB – Frailty Assessment Base


Acute district general hospital + 3 community hospitals and some community health services. Catchment of more than 330,000 people living in and around urban Ipswich. Remainder of the population is rural and quite isolated. 500+ beds + community beds; annual turnover £200+ million; 3,500 whole time equivalent staff; typically older catchment population than the England average with a greater proportion over 55.

Population served is an aging one (one of the fasted growth rates of very elderly people – over 80s – in the country), increasing levels of complexity of care including dementia, learning and other disabilities, co-morbidities; increasing population non-English reading/speaking; alongside older patients there are older family carers.



Perfect Dining Week at Central Manchester University Hospitals

Patient Experience feedback provides a rich source of data to support continuous improvement of the Trust’s services. Patient feedback is sought continuously by the Trust though a range of formats and findings inform improvement activity at strategic and local level. The intention of the Perfect Dining Week was to deliver a perfect personalised dining experience to all patients at every meal throughout the week and beyond.

This project was the first of its kind at Central Manchester to look in detail at all aspects of the food service and delivery, working in partnership with the external organisation which provides this, as well as all levels of staff in the organisation, both clinical and non-clinical.


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