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Constant capacity planning helps you run the hospital more cheaply, by avoiding high marginal costs and waste when there are predictable peaks and troughs in demand. It works by re-profiling the entire hospital, automatically shifting routine activity through the year to smooth out your bed, theatre and clinic requirements. It even lets you control the amount of flexibility in the plan, so that patients from the main ward block do not spill over into women’s and children’s services.


A whole host of features...

With every one of the benefits Gooroo offers there's also a whole host of features worth mentioning

  • Constant capacity profiling optimises the entire hospital for constant capacity.

  • Options to prioritise different types of capacity, e.g. constant beds, then theatres, then clinics.

  • Options to restrict flexibility, e.g. main ward block cannot flex capacity with women's and children's services.

  • Takes emergency and urgent demand to be fixed, and reprofiles routine elective activity through the year allowing waiting times to vary.

Blog posts

The perfect partners: constant capacity planning and achieving targets throughout

  • April 21st, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

Lower costs, more activity, and less fire-fighting. What's not to like about constant capacity planning, coupled with achieving your targets every week of the year? Now Gooroo Planner does both together, and even does it automatically.

The case for separating ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ facilities

  • March 12th, 2018

  • by Rob Findlay

There are arguments for and against splitting hot and cold facilities. How would you decide? This example from a real NHS hospital shows how careful modelling can lead to a clear recommendation.

Planning a hospital for constant capacity – a worked example

  • March 16th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

In principle, we can plan the hospital to smooth out expensive peaks and troughs in capacity. In practice we need to apply some common sense too.

Winter is coming – why you need to plan for it now

  • August 9th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

Winter: season of full beds, cancelled theatre sessions, and frustrated surgeons. With a bit of careful planning, it doesn't have to be like this.

How to use the new constant capacity settings

  • February 24th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

Capacity in the NHS can be a bit of a bumpy ride, with expensive escalation beds and extra sessions. Gooroo Planner can help you smooth things out, with new constant capacity modelling.