What’s the plan?

When service managers add extra sessions, open more beds, or agree annual leave, how do they decide? Are they following an agreed corporate plan that is closely monitored? Or reacting to the pressures of the moment?

Blog posts

The perfect partners: whole-hospital planning without breaches

  • April 21st, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

Lower costs, more activity, and less fire-fighting. That's the power of planning electives and non-electives together, to achieve access standards for both, right across the hospital.


Capacity planning: beyond beds, theatres and clinics

  • December 4th, 2014

  • by Rob Findlay

You already know that Gooroo Planner works out your weekly beds, theatres and clinics. But what about endoscopy, radiology, and consultant job plans? Or getting Planner to measure your actual theatre performance, instead of doing it yourself? You can even automate it all, so that Gooroo does the hard work while you're asleep.

Demand, capacity, and the law of averages

  • June 18th, 2018

  • by Rob Findlay

If you plan capacity without allowing for variation, disaster will follow. Or will it?

How to work out your waiting time trajectories accurately

  • October 6th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

Long-wait trajectories are easy to ask for, and surprisingly hard to calculate. But with a skilful model and a bit of luck, you could achieve precision planning for your trajectories. In this longer read we go deep into the detail.