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Are you a Hospital GM or Director of Nursing worrying about staff shortages and burnout in the new year?

Here’s a simple and inexpensive way to take pressure off nursing staff and give them back some of their most valuable resource — time.

Australian nurse in a hospital
Alan Williams

No magic wand, but the next-best thing

If there was a magical incantation to bring trained nurses into your hospital, you’d have chanted that spell some time ago. But as this ABC article on nurse burnout makes clear, the nurse shortage problem is going to be an ongoing part of life - and dealing with it won’t be a simple solution, it’s going to involve policy, budgets and some innovative thinking.

That’s where you can make a difference in the new year. Right now nurses spend up to an hour a shift searching for equipment that’s been moved or ‘borrowed,’ and more time waiting around whilst important equipment is retrieved. That’s a lot of wasted time and frustration.

Whilst there’s no magic spell, over this Christmas/NY  break (if you actually have one) it may be worth your while to take a look at the next best thing - a really low cost, low risk way to track equipment around your hospital so that nurses don’t have to waste time searching any more.

There aren’t so many ways you can make a difference that can save several hours of wasted time a week for many of your staff across your whole hospital - especially when (in many cases) it will only cost a couple of hundred dollars a week. Spotto’s asset tracking can do that.

A gift to get you started

We believe that simple, elegant solutions that make a difference without being showy or more complex than they need to be are the best ones.  If you agree then perhaps take a first look at the problem over the break with the help of this calculator that will help you to identify the amount of wasted time you’re paying for and give you an idea of how much it might cost to solve it.

Try the Free Estimator for Hospitals

Happy New Year from all of us at Spotto.